I saw at least four of these rabbits here this afternoon.
Found rabbit scat in Kershaw-Ryan State Park, NV.
Brief description of what you observed
I stumbled across a huge jackrabbit grazing on a luscious Stanford lawn, to our mutual surprise. I know the photo is ridiculous, but you can kind of make out the long black tail and black-tipped ears. Drawing is from shortly afterward when I was explaining how jackrabbits are different from cottontail rabbits. Great big bulgy eyes, like a mad goat.
Scat and tracks showing a pause to deposit the scat. There was feeding sign on the plants as well.
Black-tailed jackrabbit track showing how they can look very similar to coyote tracks. No coyotes known to live in this dune area.
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...