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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Welcome Back Jack

I was so excited this morning to see a jackrabbit on the ranch. I have to admit he/she wasn't as big as the rabbits in this picture but there was no mistaking those tall ears. Our county used to be full of jackrabbits. Over the years something has happened to them. Wild hogs eat them and people like to road hunt. The last time we saw one was a few years ago in another county in a country cemetary. We only saw one but I figure there must have been a Mom and Dad somewhere and so one is a start. We do have some cottontails and I like them too but there is nothing like those big ears hopping up and down to excite a country girl.

15 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Exciting to see something actually coming back. Of course, all we see here are the little cottontails.

Helen said...

Coyote's kill lot of smaller things also. Glad that you saw it.

TexWisGirl said...

i've actually seen 2 here in a cow pasture a few years ago. at first, i didn't realize what i was seeing, but those ears!!! it was early morning and they practically reflected the sun from the inside!

linda eller said...

Have seen them out west, but none here of course. That was years ago tho!

Jill said...

So glad you spotted one!

Dar said...

I'm so 'h o pp y' for you. We have Cottontails and Snowshoes but I have never seen a Jackrabbit this far north. Maybe you will be having a true comeback of those Ears...
BlessYa

TARYTERRE said...

How exciting. I've never seen a jack rabbit.

Leave It To Davis said...

We saw a jack rabbit here a couple of months ago...my hubby nearly had a wreck trying to stop and see it! Nice to see them again!

Lucy said...

I don't know if we have jack rabbits. I think not. We have plenty of cotton tails. They sit on one side of the fence and tease Spunky. He has learned to just ignore then.

jack69 said...

That is fantastic, We did get to see some JACKS when we were north of yo camping. I love your excitement of nature....
((HUGS))

Chatty Crone said...

You know Pauline - I don't think I have seen a real one ever! COOL!

Lynne said...

Now that brings back a memory, when we lived in Beeville TX I recall seeing jack rabbits. I also remember the ears on those things, lol.

Sheila Y said...

I don't know if we have them here, but we have cottontails. We have a Mom rabbit and a couple of babies that hang around the back of our yard. Hope you have a good weekend, Sheila

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I remember seeing them when we lived in central Florida in Ocala, never see them here on the coast. We have lots of bunnies but not jackrabbits.

Hope those steroids are agreeing with you ok. Be careful not to overdo things too much!

FrankandMary said...

I think animals know they will live a long life around you. Look at Susie, with all she has been through she has had more lives than Shirley MacLaine. ~Mary