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Antelope Jackrabbit (Lepus alleni)
Antelope Jackrabbit
DESCRIPTION: Wt=10 lbs (4.5 kg.). Overall brown, but can flash white patches on its flanks. Its long ears are edged with white (compared to the black-tipped ears of Black-tailed Jackrabbits). Also, compared to Black-tailed Jackrabbits, Antelope Jackrabbits tend to inhabit drier areas.
NATURAL HISTORY: Herbivorous. Generally nocturnal or crepuscular, they spend the day above ground, resting in the shade of a plant. This is the largest of the three rabbits and hares spotlit here. See What is the Difference between Rabbits and Hares.

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