Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Urban Rabbits

White-tailed Jack Rabbit

My son Jeremy and his family live on Signal Hill in Calgary, Alberta.  This is a very well developed area to the South-west of the city with houses fairly close together.  There is little to no habitat of any sort except well manicured lawns and verges.  Yet at dusk and dawn you might catch a glimpse of what the residents call rabbits.  They are in fact White-tailed Jack Rabbits and to me resemble hares more than rabbits.  They apparently live under sheds, houses etc and come out to feed when the area is quiet.  In winter they turn white.

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