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Wildlife Identification

Rabbit Damage

Photo: Jared Duquette
Rabbit damage to small sapling. Rabbit damage is easy to identify because they make clean cuts.
Rabbit damage to trees and shrubs is fairly easy to identify because rabbits make clean cuts.
Photo: Laura Kammin
This small dogwood sapling was damaged by a rabbit during a period of snow in the winter. Rabbits will eat bark from trees and shrubs during the winter if they cannot find other food.
This small dogwood sapling was damaged by a rabbit during a period of snow in the winter. Rabbits will eat bark from trees and shrubs during the winter if they cannot find other food.