Florida Hunter Safety Course

 

Game Animals

Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel

The eastern gray squirrel can and will consume up to 100 pounds of food per year. It eats acorns and seeds. It is the most common squirrel found throughout the state. The gray squirrel has a grayish body with a white underside and a very bushy tail with white-tipped hairs.

 
 

Cottontail Rabbit

Cottontail Rabbit

The cottontail rabbit is one of the most hunted small game species in the united states. The body color is brownish or grayish with a cottony-white tail. Its habitat varies and may include heavy brush, strips of forest with open areas near by, edges of swamps, weed patches, rocky foot hills and marshes. Green vegtation is their main food in the spring and summer with twigs and buds a primary winter food source.

 
 

Marsh Rabbit

Marsh Rabbit

The marsh rabbit is similar to the cottontail except it has shorter ears and does not have the white tail. It prefers moist bottom land and swamps. Its diet is the same as the cottontail.

 

Source: FWC Hunter Education Program

 
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