The New International Encyclopædia/Swamp Hare
SWAMP HARE, or Swamp Rabbit. A hare of the swamps of the Lower Mississippi Valley (Lepus aquaticus), 24 inches long, finely mottled above with buff, rufous, and black, and more buffy than the ‘cottontail;’ belly and under side of tail pure white. Its habits are little known. Compare Marsh Hare.