Mummified fetuses were discovered in the abdominal cavities of two cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) collected during separate years from the same geographical location in Virginia. One of these rabbits had a patent opening through the vaginal wall to the abdominal cavity. The uterus and vagina of the second rabbit appeared normal.

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Contribution No. FiW 75-53.

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Present address: NUS Corp., 1910 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, USA.