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Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus californicus

Black-tailed Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus, photo © by Robert Shantz

Photo by Robert Shantz Southeast of Safford, Arizona. March 7, 2003.

In the Sonoran Desert these large rabbits tend to occur in open areas with a fairly good vegetation layer. Thus they are more common near agricultural fields and along flood plains of the major waterways.

Leporidae -- Hare & Rabbit Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 12 July 2003,
updated 5 Sept. 2016.