I observed this one and 4 others very close by along the edges of a field. After several years of seeing very few jackrabbits, they have made a comeback.
tracks of both hind feet and the right front foot
Hiding in brush in the chaparral. Seen it here a few times in the same spot.
Crossed the trail behind us and sat in the shade nicely camouflaged.
Adult DOR on juniper-mesquite valley floor in North Canyon. One of many seen active after sundown. Found with Gerry A. Salmon.
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...