Odd Rabbits

Asked May 11, 2016, 5:32 PM EDT

We've spotted a large reddish brown rabbit in our neighborhood. We'd be interested to know what kind it is.

Boone County Kentucky

2 Responses

Hello. Thank you for your question. Please contact the Boone County Extension Office for assistance.

Steve Conrad
sconrad@uky.edu
Boone County Office
(6028 Camp Ernst Rd.)
P.O. Box 876
Burlington, KY 41005-0876
Phone: (859) 586-6101

The only native rabbit we have is the Eastern Cottontail. They are grey in color. I would guess that this is a domestic breed that escaped or was released from its cage. I could possibly ID it with a picture, if you have one send it to Rex.mcbride@uky.edu .