Mr. Jack Rabbit

31 10 2020

I almost forgot that I’d seen this little guy (or gal, in which case … Ms. Jane Rabbit?) in the basin on Monday as I was hiking down off the hill from my visit with the last bands of the day.

These are pix from my cell phone. My camera in its backpack isn’t easy to get to in normal conditions, but add 57 layers of clothing and vest and shirts and straps and bungee cords and buckles, and it’s impossible when presented with a critter this fast.

This guy (or gal) zoomed across my path and stopped. I fumbled to get my cellphone out of its case (under at least 39 of those layers) before he zoomed back in the direction from which s/he came.

Jack the Rabbit was about the size of his mortal enemy, Bob the Cat (OK, maybe not quite, but s/he was large!). And just as handsome in his thick coat.


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19 responses

31 10 2020
Marytherese Ambacher

He/She must not miss a sound (including TJ moving thru layers of warmth) with those ears! Be safe!

5 11 2020
TJ

True!

31 10 2020
Sue Story

Those photos look like winter postcards, TJ! A handsome Jack for sure.

5 11 2020
TJ

In the low light, with my phone, they came out looking more painterly than like sharp photos … it’s a neat effect. πŸ™‚

31 10 2020
Puller9

Look at those legs!!! Great photos TJ!

5 11 2020
TJ

S/he sure could scurry ‘n scamper. I was glad it stopped just long enough for me to fumble my phone out!

31 10 2020
Karen Schmiede

What a cutie!

5 11 2020
TJ

For sure!

31 10 2020
Trish

We need to get you a GoPro !!
Such fun to see all the wildlife through your eyes / lens πŸ™‚

5 11 2020
TJ

Ha! Now if I could just keep up with the pronghorns … ! πŸ˜‰

31 10 2020
baileytan

I haven’t seen a Jack Rabbit in quite a while. Around here it’s Cottontails. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

5 11 2020
TJ

We have bunny rabbit cottontails, too. πŸ™‚

31 10 2020
lovewildmustangs

We hardly ever see them. Your pictures are a real treat TJ. Thanks so much!!

Sent from my iPhone

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5 11 2020
TJ

πŸ™‚

1 11 2020
Pat

I love the jacks!

5 11 2020
TJ

Me, too. πŸ™‚ They’re huge!

4 11 2020
TamrahJo

Wonderful to see! In my childhood, around my home, they were everywhere, but it has been so many years since I’ve seen one!! I have often wondered if they all but died out here locally – so seeing one captured here, though nearly a state away! gladdens my heart!!!

5 11 2020
TJ

We definitely have them … some years more than others as their population rises and falls with the conditions/resources. Some years, you can barely avoid them!

6 11 2020
TamrahJo

Someday, I shall write a blog post about a jack rabbit that ran in front of my Dad’s 1960s model VW bug one late night on the Eastern Plains – I’ll make sure to post a link share to your site, so you’ll see when it’s posted πŸ™‚

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