As its name suggests, the marsh rabbit is found only in marshy habitats, where water is plentiful. The marsh rabbit is slightly smaller and darker than the eastern cottontail, and its tail forms a brown tuft (no cottontail). These rabbits take to water readily and swim well, often for considerable distances. They eat a variety of wetland plants, including water hyacinth, grasses, cattail and herbs. Jennifer Cohn, of Wesley Chapel, snapped this portrait of a marsh rabbit.
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