This was in an open field at 5pm, still very sunny. Fast runner with leaps and bounds. Saw flashes of black on legs or tail? After 50 yards of running, posed for this shot.
Seemed unusual for the confines of a suburb. Open prairie brush nearby opposite railroad tracks.
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...