April 2015 - Odessa Texas
We spent the night on our drive home in Odessa. According to Roadside America it is home to the world's largest jackrabbit.
The town is full of painted jackrabbits. We found a few as we were leaving town.
According to the town of Odessa a jackrabbit is not a rabbit. A jackrabbit is a type of hare closely related to the North American Jackalope (which are also common in Odessa). While rabbits are cute and furry herbivores, jackrabbits are ferocious prairie predators that have been known to hunt game as large as bison and are the only natural predators of the chupacabra.