21 thoughts on “Name That Animal

    1. I don’t normally give clues but I’ll go ahead and tell everyone this is NOT the Easter Bunny. You may not be able to gauge size from the photo but the Easter Bunny is much larger. I know because when I was in 1st grade, we went out for recess one day around Easter and when we came back in, the Easter Bunny had left us treats and he also left footprints in chalk dust on the classroom floor. He has feet about the size of a chalkboard eraser, in case you were wondering.


    All very good guesses but alas, this is a volcano rabbit. From this animal’s Wiki:

    The Volcano Rabbit also known as teporingo or zacatuche (Romerolagus diazi) is a small rabbit that resides in the mountains of Mexico. It is the world’s second smallest rabbit, second only to the Pygmy Rabbit. It has small rounded ears, short legs, and short, thick fur and weighs approximately 390–600 g(0.86 – 1.3 lb). It has a life span of approx.7 to 9 years. The Volcano Rabbit lives in groups of 2 to 5 animals in burrows (underground nests) and runways among grass tussocks. The burrows an be as long as 5m (16″) and as deep as 40 cm (1.3″). There are usually 2 to 3 young per litter, born in the borrows.

    Unlike many species of rabbits (and similar to pikas), the Volcano Rabbit utters very high-pitched sounds instead of thumping its feet on the ground to warn other rabbits of danger. It is nocturnal and is highly active during twilight, dawn and all times in between. As of 1969, there were 1000 to 1200 in the wild.

  2. I have no idea what their real name is but we call them swamp rabbits here in Florida. They tend to congregate around lakes and ponds, swampy areas.

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