John James Audubon
Plate CXII - California Hare
From: Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
New York: 1845-1848
Sheet size: 21 ¼” x 27 ¼”, Framed size: 36” x 30”
While in the field, this animal provided sustenance to Audubon and his travelling party while travelling through California. However, John Woodhouse Audubon once shot a female who was with young and upon realization of his offense, he wrote: "I never shout another afterwards, and was sad at the havoc I committed."