White-tailed Jackrabbit
Lepus townsendii

 

September 14, 1804

"Shields killed a Hare like the mountain hare of Europe, waighing 6 ¼ pounds (altho pore) his head narrow, its ears large i, e. 6 Inches long & 3 Inches Wide one half of each White, the other & out part a lead Grey from the toe of the hind foot to toe of the for foot is 2 feet 11 Inches, the hith is 1 foot 1 Inch & ¾, his tail long thick & white." —William Clark

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