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White-Tailed Jackrabbit

Lepus townsendii campanius

Subspecies of Jackrabbit

First Noted by Expedition
September 14, 1804, near present-day Chamberlain, South Dakota.

Buffy gray above; white or pale gray below. Tail white above and below; long ears; buff or gray on fronts; on backs, whitish with black stripe on tip. Length: 2226 in (56.565.5 cm); tail: 2.64.4 in (6.611.2 cm). Weight: 5.89.5 lb (2.64.3 kg).

Barren, grazed, or cultivated lands; grasslands.

Eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and northeastern California east through Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas.

One of the least social of hares, the white-tailed jackrabbit tends to be solitary except during the mating season, when three or four individuals may group together. A nocturnal animal, it hides during the day.

Species information from enature.com

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