Thursday, January 7, 2010

Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit

This little fellow with the big, big ears is the Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit. Actually a hare, the speedy critter (it can move at 40 mph) is a resident of the Amon Basin, a major watershed of the upper Columbia. The Yakima and Columbia basins are the primary habitat within Washington for the Back-Tailed Jack and proposed development in the Amon Basin threatens this animal, along with beavers, otters, salmon, and other animal and plant species that depend on the shrub stepp and riparian aspect of the Amon Basin.

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