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Rabbit populations are declining in North Carolina. A cooperative effort between the Department of Forestry at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission seeks to determine why. Using sophisticated computers and telemetry, wildlife biologists seek to learn how rabbits use different kinds of cover and to estimate how well the necessities of life are met by the various kinds of habitat.
Malocclusion, with the consequential overgrowth of incisors or molars has been reported in rodents and, to a much lesser extent, in hares and rabbits (lagomorphs). A cottontail rabbit with incisor malocclusion was found and examined in Wayne County, North Carolina. No clear reason for the dental condition was found, and this was only the second report of the phenomenon in the wild.