Jack rabbit - Lepus townsendii
FTLComm - Tisdale - Friday, May 16, 2008

Many times we have shown pictures of this dashing fellow or one of his relatives as over the years they drop by and check out the edge of town.

The common white tailed Jack rabbit is a member of the hare family with their being three versions here in Canada. This white tailed one is found on the Canadian prairies and an adult like this one weighs about 3.4 kg or 7.5 pound. May is their mating season but a doe often will have two litters a year. They have a fascinating mating ritual which involves the female slapping the male to indicate "not now stupid, I have a head ache".

The European cousin of our Jack mates in March and throughout the year is rarely seen in daylight. However, our guys seem to show up at various times throughout the year hopping around town and sometimes standing to look around.

This one this afternoon was very curious about the man strolling along and the two took a moment to eye one another up before the Jack decided it was time to go for supper (below).

Timothy W. Shire

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