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Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), Sonoran Desert, Arizona. The adult Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni) is a light colored rabbit, tan to gray, with a yellowish tinge. The underside of the body is whitish. It often has a orange-brown throat patch. The tail is rounded and looks like a cottonball. The Desert Cottontail's length is 13-17 inches; ears average 3-4 inches long; they weigh 2-3 pounds. Females are larger than males. Desert Cottontails can be found from eastern Montana to western Texas, central Nevada, southern California south to Baja California and Northern Mexico.
Model release not required. Property release not required.