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Black-Tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus)
black-tailed jackrabbit

DESCRIPTION: Wt=8 lbs (3.5 kg). Overall brown, with long, black-tipped ears (compared to the white margin on the ears of Antelope Jackrabbits).
NATURAL HISTORY: Herbivorous. Generally nocturnal or crepuscular, they spend the day resting in the shade of a plant (as pictured here). See What is the Difference between Rabbits and Hares.