Black Tailed Jackrabbit – My what big paws you have

When I first arrived in Arizona, a part of me wanted to believe in the legend of the Jackalope.  I would see them on display in tourist shops in Sedona… They captured my imagination.

Simply described, a Jackalope is a taxidermy combination of a jackrabbit with antlers.  You can google it if you don’t believe me.

A Jackrabbit and a Cottontail Gives PerspectiveSince early July, we have caught glimpses of a jackrabbit visiting the watering hole.

I was lucky one day when Paul called me to catch a photo showing perspective between the jackrabbit and a cottontail.

I love how the sun is shining through their ears making them glow.

Black-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus californicus) are also referred to as the American Desert Hare.  They are very wild and extremely shy and skittish.  On my evening walks, I’m lucky to catch a blur in the distance. Unlike the cottontails which sometimes try and stand still imagining that you don’t see them, the jackrabbits take off at the slightest noise.

I had to take these photos from inside the house through the glass of the kitchen window.

Click on one of them to enlarge.

Wikipedia – Black Tailed Jackrabbit

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