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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 Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

rangerrich

Date

October 23, 2014 06:48 AM PDT

Description

In parking lot running to fennel field

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Date

July 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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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.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

September 23, 2014 06:12 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

loarie

Date

September 18, 2014 06:23 PM PDT

Place

las vegas (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

johnkarges

Date

September 7, 2014 12:00 AM CDT

Description

Adult jackrabbit DOR along SH118, oak-juniper-pine open woodland in Madera Canyon valley floor.
N30.70766 W-104.10213

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

rdm24

Date

August 12, 2007

Place

manzanar (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jdr

Date

September 4, 2014 10:00 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

observed in the morning and afternoon of 9/4, seems to be a resident at cabin

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black-tailed Jack Rabbit Lepus californicus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

April 22, 2011 06:25 PM PDT

Description

black tailed jackrabbit, chimineas

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

nczaplewski

Date

November 11, 2013

Description

Jackrabbit "form" or lay with tracks in the bottom beneath a whitethorn acacia, a moment after I scared the jackrabbit off it.

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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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