Jack Rabbits

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Jack rabbits live in the wild and they can move extremely fast. They have longer legs than most breeds of rabbits. This allows them to run instead of hopping along their way. These types of rabbits are often hunted for their meat because there is a large supply of them.

Jack rabbits live on the open plains so there are many different places to find them. Most of us have seen them darting across the road at night as well due to the shine of the headlights from our vehicle. There are many places where jack rabbits have simply become over populated. They reproduce extremely rapidly so they are always in high supply.

You will find jack rabbits are mostly tame though as they dont frighten easily. You can get within a very close range to them if you dont startle them. They wont hurt you though as jack rabbits have a natural tendency to take off running when they sense harm. This particular breed of rabbit features very long ears and they have an amazing sense of hearing.

In order to help the hide, many jack rabbits can change colors based on the climate. They are often tan or light brown in the summer months. They can turn white to blend in with the snow during the winter. Most breeds of rabbits burrow but jack rabbits live in nests they create about the ground. Therefore they are more vulnerable to predators.

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It is a good thing that jack rabbits are so fast though as they make a good source of prey for various other animals in the wild. Many of them do get eaten and in areas where there are plenty of jack rabbits you will also find coyotes and other wild animals that feed off of them on a regular basis.

Some ranchers encourage jack rabbits to inhabitat their land as well. This way wild animals will find them to be a tasty treat. It reduces the risk of their cattle being killed for food by such animals. The baby calves are at the highest risk but plenty of rabbits will keep them from even coming in that close to the livestock.

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