Cottontail rabbits browse at night on grasses and herbs and are fond of garden fare such as peas and, of course, lettuce. In winter, their diet becomes a bit coarse and consists of bark, twigs, and buds. During the day, cottontails often remain hidden in vegetation. If spotted, they flee from prey with a zigzag pattern, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 18 miles an hour. I’m glad that this little guy made an exception and came out a little early. He muched on some grass and let me get pretty darned close to him. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the 85mm macro lens.