Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday in Wyoming -- December 12, 2012
Okay, now that I've told you more than you want to know about jackrabbits, let me assure you that they really are great sprinters. Although they spend a lot of time resting in small depressions like this one, they can hit speeds of 40 mph and can even outrun faster predators, simply because of their ability to zig-zag without losing speed.
Those ears are pretty impressive, aren't they? As it turns out, they do more than allow them to hear approaching predators. They also serve as built-in radiators, dissipating heat. Amazing, at least to me.