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order Lagomorpha - family Leporidae

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Cottontail: There are 16 species, all native to the America's.  Rabbits are born blind and hairless.  Most dig burrows and live in communities.


Jackrabbit (hare): There are many species of American hares.  None are domesticated.  They do not live in communities or dig burrows.  Their babies are born with hair and open eyed so can run soon after being born.




Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

We have quite a few of these on our property.   They usually come in twos.

Photo taken in Taylor County, August 2007

(Native of Texas)


Other Species in My Area

Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Similar to Eastern Cottontail, except, ears are larger and carried erect, lighter color.  Less of a social animal and does not always dig a burrow.


Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

Chunky rabbit with red-brown fur (grayer in winter), white underside fur, large hind feet, long ears.


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