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Q: Wild Rabbits?

October 16, 2011 | By Ches21 | 4 answers | Expired: 1055 days ago

Ches21

I know that rabbits are not nocturnal but I was on th road at midnight and I saw two wild rabbits I know I wasn't seeing things but does anyone know why wild rabbits would be awake that late at night?

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Jillian
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Oct 18, 2011

Although rabbits are most active at twilight, I've seen this too in my neighborhood. Some animals will extend or shorten or even switch entirely their normal sleeping and feeding habits in populated areas based on how safe they feel. My neighborhood is a very quiet community, so our rabbits will stay out longer than what's typical of them b/c there's no real threat here.

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Kelly
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Oct 18, 2011

Rabbits are crepuscular, which means they are most active at twilight. They also come out during bright moonlit nights. They sleep most of the day and are most active around 10 to midnight. When I lived on a ranch I saw them all the time after dark. Driving home I would always see them crossing the highway and hanging out in our yard.

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daryl b.
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Oct 16, 2011

i agree with kathy. something disturbed them

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Kavykeeper
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Oct 16, 2011

They're prey animals so something might have startled them. I see them at night by my house, too.

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