Photos: Black-Tailed Jackrabbits, the Curious Creatures of the American West

Desert animals

black-tailed jackrabbit

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The black-tailed jackrabbit is yet another of the many interesting animals that make their homes in the desert and prairie ecosystems of North America. And for anyone fortunate enough to watch one streak across these arid, western landscapes, thoughts of the endless and unique beauty found within the great North American deserts must surely arise.

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