April 1932 Almonte Gazette
An unwelcome migrant has appeared in and around Almonte in the shape of the cottontail rabbit. One was shot this week which had been hanging around on a nearby farm.
It had a small body, brown above and white underparts and it made a track about twice the size of a squirrel track. Such tracks have been seen both at the north and south ends of the town.
They are not numerous so far but are likely to be destructive on fruit trees and shrubbery and it would be well If they are destroyed at once. It will be recalled that several chinchilla rabbits got their liberty a couple of years ago and destroyed a whole orchard eighth concession of Ramsay.
Update 2019- Arlee Sheets says the cottontail rabbits got together through the years and exist in Lanark County today.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 16 May 1934, Wed, Page 13
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