Sylvilagus aquaticus (Swamp Rabbit)
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Habitat: Low, wet areas near rivers, streams, lakes, or ponds; hardwood bottomland swamps, canebreaks, and thickets.

Habits: Swamp Rabbits are seldom found far from water. They readily take to water and swim well, often to escape predators. These rabbits are active at dawn, dusk, or at night; during the day, they can be found resting on a dry area that is surrounded by water. They probably have two litters of four to six young per year; the breeding season is from January to September. The diet is primarily grass and sedges.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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