We saw this desert cottontail on the nature walk last week. S/he must have stretched a dozen times to grab the mesquite branch (for the leaves. Cottontails are herbivores). S/he was amazingly agile on two legs. A good survival skill, I expect, as cottontails are the 'fast food' of the desert for coyotes. You're in luck, though, little bunny. This is the Chinese year of the rabbit.