Evidently I was unknowingly a witness to this behavior shown in yesterday's post. A follower to my blog sent this from the Bay Nature bulletin he receives.
Every spring jackrabbits deviate from their usual routine of staying
hidden in shrubbery to head out into the open to compete for the role
of top hare among the jills (females). Bay Nature’s contributing
editor Alison Hawkes is covering this annual phenomenon, which
includes “boxing matches” as the females fend off the males. We’re
looking for shots of these antics, and while we’d prefer that they be
from the Bay Area, we’ll consider shots from other locations in
California if the content is right.
I was unaware that jackrabbits did this.
I was also unaware that the females were referred to as jills.
I like that.