We see this a lot in the woods...
I always wondered why rabbits climbed up on top of things (stumps, logs, rocks) to deposit their scat.
It wasn't until I started writing this post, though, that I learned something interesting.
Apparently, only Swamp rabbits do this.
I was aware of Swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) before, but hadn't really thought they'd be here.
There's bottomland, but it's not really what I'd call swampy.
We've never seen rabbits swimming.
But elevated poo platforms don't lie.
To detect the presence of Swamp rabbits in areas without suitable "latrines", you can make your own!
Now I'm curious how widespread this type of rabbit is. Let me know if you've seen this rabbit sign in your area!