Sylvilagus floridanus:, Eastern Cotton-tail rabbit
Okay first thing I will admit to is that these guys are cute. HOWEVER they belong in a stew!!!!!. I made a mistake once when my best friend's wife was over for a visit with a friend of her's and a Cotton-tail Rabbit showed up. They went all googly eyed over it and were so happy to see it. I saw something different. I saw a Monster that devoured hundreds of dollars of annuals in short order. My comments on what I wanted to do with it was not in keeping with these lovely ladies. I should have known better!!!!! I do not hate these guys I just rather like them in some other garden. or served with fresh Vegetables that it did not get to. They can be very destructive and they are smart. All said, I love the book " Watership Down", by Richard Adams and I kind of see them from that perspective.
I have never figured out a sure fire way to keep them out of the garden , so I am of very little use to give an idea on it......