Last year my parents were tilling their garden and ran into a cottontail nest. They destroyed the nest but, didn't kill the bunnies. My mother brought them in and this rabbbit had a
injured back leg from the tiller tines.
All the internet sites said these wild rabbits cannot survive handling and just let them die. I called a rehabilitation person
and they said these rabbits don't live long and just put them outside. They were too small to walk and their eyes were not open yet.
I took care of them and when the siblings were old enough I released them. Nina was different because she was injured so I had to carry her around in a hat for months.
She became unafraid of the indoor cats,people and still hops a little slow from her injury.
She is too tame to release now and has lived indoors over a year. I still see her siblings from time to time because they will come to me to collect treats if I am quiet
but, afraid of everyone else.