Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-4 : Species and Subjects

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frit Ret. folder 
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bttacts from Mh Life Histories and Zoolog     of Jac hibits In 
Relation to   rsizg in Arlsona by 0.  . Yoties and W. P. Taylor. 
Toh. Aill. No. 419. Way 3;1. 12331 Universitr of Arisona. Tucson,. rt. 
p. 541t  5odmn gives reports by natives in the violnity of amr.#, 
Tamauipas, Jamar7 14-29, 1902, that Lwm     a   toriu 
mir      in that vioiity sometimes fed on te Carcassee of    d 
horsee. An American resident assure  him that in Wsayette 
County, Teas, thq were known as horse rabbits on aounzt of 
this habit, 
"Insect remains occur Infrequeatly In rabbit stomaahs.' 
*At the United Stats Rabbit 3erimet Station, lontana, 
California, a spool of salt and sulfur is regularly bun in the 
cages in whioh domestic rabbits are kept. The rabbits 11 
or ven eat this material. Rabbits have been found to eoas 
more food which has been salted than food. that has not. A 
rabbit ensu8mes more salt when molting than at other times. 
It-is likely that wild haroes mst also seure &ertain amut 
of mineral matter for the maintenance of their health.' 
p.42: 'For several years we have observed. a rabbit *lick* on the 
southwest slope of one of the red hills north of Plot 1A n the 
Santa Rita Range (Plate 10,C). Rabbits, mostly allare, 
mmerous in this neiborhood.. The animals have ua or bitten 
into the dark red earth, and fecal pellets are abundant. 
Analysis of the soil of this *lick" has not shown an salt or 
saline onstituents. Many rabbit pellet. found nearby are so 
coated with red earth as to resemble little red balls of ma. 
Breaki g the pellet shows that the red earth is a surfaae 
eeating over the remains of vegetation normally present.' 
"ravel or sand was recorded in 26 out of 61 stomah* of 
calfer y and in 97 out of 179 of       1    .    e material was 
fnd in stomaohs colleoted from Apri     to   tober.$ 

File Minnesota 
Jackrabbits died with spotted livers at Lacquiparle Go. in western 
Minnesota in the spring of 1931. They are now (1/13/34) fairly scarce in

this region.