Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit

Lepus Californicus


The Jack rabbit is mostly tan with a white underbelly and black tips on the ears and tail. Both males and females are about 2 feet long and weigh about 3-6 pounds. Jack rabbits are known for their huge ears that can be anywhere from 6 inches to 10 inches. They have molars for chewing grass.


Jack rabbits eat vegetation at night so they can avoid predators lurking in the day. In Texas they populate the Panhandle and can also be found in the Great Plains of America and the Savannas of Africa. Jack rabbits are considered varmints so there is no bag limit, and they can be hunted year round. They mate year round, and the males will jump around and chase the females to try and mate with them.