After birds and squirrels, cottontail rabbits are one of my favourite animals. The North American cottontail rabbit closely resembles the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus. There are 16 species in the Genus Sylvilagus to which the cottontail rabbit belongs. Each species is confined to its own area. I'm not certain to which of the 16 species the rabbits in these photos belong but if I find out, I'll post the species name. Meantime, the first two photos were taken in Hawthorne Park located down the street from where I live. The last photo was taken in Green Timbers Urban Forest a short walk to the south, also in Surrey, British Columbia. The images were taken in the evening. Rabbits are nocturnal in habit, so most of their activity is done during the night. In the last photo the rabbit kept pointing its ears toward the camera each time it heard the shutter. Then the rabbit kept on eating (grass) since it realized I posed no danger. Then passing cyclists spoiled it all (the silence) and the rabbit disappeared into the greenery. Enjoy the photos!