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Black-Tailed Jackrabbit

Scientific Name: Lepus californicus
Conservation Status: Least concern
Natural Location: Western United States

The Black-Tailed Jackrabbit has a black tail as its name suggests with a tuft of white hair on the bottom. When full grown these jackrabbits can grow to be 2 feet in length.

Coyotes and foxes are the most common predator of the White-Tailed Jackrabbit although bobcats and other animals of similar size will consume one of these rabbits if they come across it. The Black-Tailed Jackrabbit usually hides beneath shrubs and other plantlife to avoid predators during the day. They are very quick and have excellent hearing which also helps them to evade predators.

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