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.
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.
Adult jackrabbit DOR along SH118, oak-juniper-pine open woodland in Madera Canyon valley floor.
observed in the morning and afternoon of 9/4, seems to be a resident at cabin
black tailed jackrabbit, chimineas
Jackrabbit "form" or lay with tracks in the bottom beneath a whitethorn acacia, a moment after I scared the jackrabbit off it.
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...