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.
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.
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