Pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), Montana, USA
Pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), Montana, USA. The pygmy rabbit is the smallest of all hare and rabbit species in the world. It occurs in the Great Basin and is very much dependent on intact areas with big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). In Montana it only occurs in the extreme southwest corner of the state. This image is low quality and part of my scouting effort to prepare for making higher quality images.