This piece, Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus- SGCN) is an 12 x 9 x 1 5/8", Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame.
ABOUT THE SWAMP RABBIT:
“The swamp rabbit, as the name suggests, inhabits poorly drained river bottoms and coastal marshes. Well adapted to a semi-aquatic habitat in that its dense fur “waterproofs” its skin, the animal is at home in the water. In fact, it crosses rivers and streams on its own initiative, a habit usually not found in other rabbits in Texas.
It is secretive by day and is seldom seen, except when frightened from its bed in some thicket... along the coast it is at home in cane thickets, hence the local name “cane cutter,” but in inland areas it is restricted to the flood plains of rivers and streams and their associated tangles of shrubs, trees, and vines.”
The Swamp rabbit population numbers are declining due to habitat loss.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
5% of the sale of this piece will be donated to TPWD Nongame Fund
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742
- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2019
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.