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  • English
    • Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
    • Black-tailed Jackrabbit
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepus californicus
  • Spanish
    • Liebre cola negra
    • Liebre de cola negra
  • Yuto Nahua
    • ruyé

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Recent observations

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

saguwildcams

Date

September 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 28, 2014 08:18 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 23, 2014 06:48 AM PDT

Description

In parking lot running to fennel field

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Date

July 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cjs722

Date

September 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

May 9, 2013

Description

More observations of the family of Black-tailed Jack Rabbit, Lepus californicus, that lives near the Harte Research Institute building, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The animals must live very close to the building and are often seen in the late afternoon.

Some jackrabbits can also be seen near the grounds of the Corpus Christi Airport.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

May 9, 2013

Description

A family of Black-tailed Jack Rabbits, Lepus californicus, lives around the Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. It is common to see two or three, and sometimes up to four individuals grazing near the building.

In this occasion I observed two individuals. They are used to seeing people near them, and you can get to maybe about 30 yards from them but any closer and they run away.

In one of the photos you can see the black tail that gives it its popular name.

I used a small point-and-shot camera (Canon Powershot SX230) which has a good zoom and usually takes good snapshots, but the quality of the photos becomes grainy if looked closely.

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Description from Wikipedia

The black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), also known as the American desert hare, is a common hare of the western United States and Mexico, where it is found at elevations from sea level to up to 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Reaching a length of about 2 feet (61 cm), and a weight from 3 to 6 pounds (1.4 to 2.7 kg), the black-tailed jackrabbit is the third largest North American hare, after the antelope jackrabbit and the white-tailed jackrabbit. The black-tailed jackrabbits...

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