Jackrabbits! These desert animals sit two feet high, and half of that is ears. They live in families, and their main concern is watching out for predators like Cara-Caras and Coyotes.
EDIT: The last six photos are a sequence, and that's the same jackrabbit in each photo. He's creating a dust bath, rolling over in it, and then I surprised him.
Jackrabbits got their name from those big ears. Dubbed "Jackass Rabbits" by Mark Twain in his book Roughing It, (according to National Geographic's website,) the name has been shortened to Jackrabbit.
Actually, they are not rabbits at all. They're hares. These desert dwellers are Blacktail Jackrabbits, and can weigh up to 9 pounds. They can run at speeds of up to 40 mph, and jump more 10' in a single leap.
The Cara Cara on the right is an eagle, indigenous to Mexico, and it's the one you will see on the Mexican Flag.
(My camera was set to take sequence bursts of three photos at a time.)
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