Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Scientific: Lepus californicus
Spanish: Liebre de cola negra
Awaswas: Cheyyesh

Diet: Grasses, herbs and shrubs
Habitat: Grasslands, chaparral
California Status: Least Concern

Catch Me If You Can
Black-tailed jackrabbits are one of the fastest animals in North America. They run in bursts of up to 30-35 mph and make quick maneuvers to escape predators. They can become agricultural pests if their natural enemies (coyotes, bobcats and eagles) are removed.