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Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Track Hindprints are 2-3" (50-75 mm) long, with less of a heel mark than cottontail's; foreprints smaller and rounder, placed behind paired hindprints when running, producing a distinctive set of 4 tracks.

Sign Trails worn between feeding and resting sites; scarred or freshly nipped prickly pear cactus or pale tufts of fur on thorns. Nesting forms are shallow scrapes (depressions), often beneath sagebrush or rabbitbrush.
Scat: Dark brown, slightly flattened spherical pellets about 1/2" (12 mm) in diameter.

 

 

 

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