This picture was shot with telephoto lens just as they were startled by the cameraman's presence. Jackalopes are the rarest animals in north America. A cross between a new extinct small deer and a species of rabbit, they are extremely shy and wild. They possess the ability to mimic and their cries often sound human and tuneful. Probably from hearing cowboy songs on lonely nite watch. None have ever been captured alive and this is a rare photo taken at their feeding grounds in the high country.