Rabbit in Wetlands

Monday morning I finally caught sight of a black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) that has made a home in the preserved wetlands in front of our office.

black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), wetlands, office, preserved wetlands, rabbit, hareI was out walking on the path around the wetland area when I noticed something moving.

black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), wetlands, office, preserved wetlands, rabbit, hareIt is hard to see the jackrabbit as it really blends in with the brush, especially as the coloring is so close to the same.

black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), wetlands, office, preserved wetlands, rabbit, hareI saw the rabbit hopping across the open area and was able to get some better pictures.

black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), wetlands, office, preserved wetlands, rabbit, hareHere the rabbit was not too far from me and I got a good shot showing the black tail and the large erect ears.

black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), wetlands, office, preserved wetlands, rabbit, hareThis jackrabbit species is quite large and can grow up to two feet long with a weight up to six pounds.

I like the wetlands that we walk through to get to the door of the office each day as there a lot of birds living there. You have to be careful as they sometime fly low to the ground. I really enjoy their song each day.

It was cool to see the jackrabbit this week and I will continue to watch out for them and other small animals. I am sure there are others hiding in the brush. I do know that there are mice and lizards as I have seen them.

I am actually surprised the neighborhood wild turkeys have not been visiting, but perhaps it is just out of their range.

Steven

 

 

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2 Responses to Rabbit in Wetlands

  1. Rabbit in Wetlands

    On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “Monday morning I finally caught sight of a black-tailed > jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) that has made a home in the preserved > wetlands in front of our office. I was out walking on the path around the > wetland area when I noticed something moving. It ” >

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