Here's the jackrabbit I showed you a couple weeks ago once the snow stopped. As you can see, it returned to the same spot, clearing out a small nest for itself. I'm always amazed when I see them, because they're so large, and those ears are enormous.
Although I experienced freezing rain when I lived in the East, freezing fog was new to me. It can be dangerous, since it leaves black ice on the roads, but I find it beautiful when it coats the trees and bushes.
When the snow comes, the jackrabbits need to find shelter. Did you know that, unlike cottontails, they don't live in burrows underground? Instead, they make shallow indentations in the ground, typically under trees or shrubs.
It's definitely winter in Wyoming. This picture was taken on the way from Cheyenne to Lander, site of "Lander Lil," Wyoming's answer to Punxsutawney Phil. As you can see, there's not a lot of snow, and Mother Nature -- in the form of solar heat -- will soon clear the road.
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