It isn’t often that you can get jackrabbits to sit still for pictures but this past Sunday I had a pair that was quite cooperative. I was exploring a back country road following our most recent snowstorm and came across these two.
One stayed right next to the road and gave me some nice poses. The other opted to run off a little ways into the field but still within range of my camera.
Normally I only see jackrabbits during the summer but in recent weeks have managed a few wintertime encounters.
Technically jackrabbits aren’t rabbits at all –they are hares. While they look similar and are part of the same family, jackrabbits are much larger overall with longer ears and feet. These little speed demons can cover 30 feet horizontally in one leap and run at speeds up to 35 mph in short bursts.
That is probably why I normally only get pics of the rear end of them. 😉