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Baby Whitetail Jackrabbit

May 2, 2015

This photo was taken by our 9-year old daughter in our neighbourhood schoolyard.  Edmonton is populated with Whitetail Jackrabbits which are snow-coloured when there is snow on the ground, and brown forest-floor coloured in the springtime when they are born.  Can you spot it?

Baby Whitetail Jackr

Camouflage is their game — Mother Jackrabbits leave their babies hidden in spots like these all day long so they don’t attract predators to them.  In the city, people who find the babies worry they are abandoned and one of the big dangers is being “rescued.”  The Edmonton Humane Society and Alberta Fish and Wildlife ask us to leave wild animals alone — the mothers know what they are doing.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Agnes Wurfel permalink
    May 2, 2015 3:19 pm

    Great photography. I did have a hard time finding it but only because I didn’t scroll down to the bottom of the picture. There are no end to the tricks an old granny needs to learn. I’m concluding that things that are very simple can become very complicated in their simplicity.

  2. Michelle permalink
    May 4, 2015 9:43 am

    Nice photo!!!

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