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  • Scientific Names
    • Lepus americanus
  • French
    • lièvre d'Amérique
  • English
    • Snowshoe Hare
    • Snowshoe Rabbit
    • Varying Hare
  • Spanish
    • Liebre americana

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Recent observations

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Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Lepus americanus

Observer

sdoumas

Date

February 17, 2015 11:36 AM MST

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

Date

the past

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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devingkelly

Date

January 23, 2015

Description

Tracks from presumably a snowshoe hare leading from the woods into our lawn, and then back into the woods.

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Snowshoe Rabbit Lepus americanus

Observer

jbw_esc

Date

January 23, 2015 10:24 AM EST

Description

Possibly a snowshoe rabbit but not a 100% sure. As taking pictures of tracks, animal was seen running across road. Appeared to be a rabbit.

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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mrfish33

Date

July 25, 2006

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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dyeany2

Date

December 12, 2014 10:13 AM EST

Description

Note my foot for reference scale.

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

Date

November 27, 2012 12:13 PM EST

Description

White pine needles in snow in foreground give an indication of scale.

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No photos or sounds

What

Oregon Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus ssp. klamathensis

Observer

vnsankar

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

Sighted near the road just after dusk on a full moon night.

Good views for ~5 seconds; all other resident species of rabbit/hare carefully eliminated with field guide.

Habitat excellent: Healthy red fir forest on fringe of mountain meadow with alder thickets.

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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hydaticus

Date

August 8, 2014

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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kucycads

Date

August 20, 2014

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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crotalinae

Date

June 4, 2013 06:19 PM PDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

July 23, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America. It has the name "snowshoe" because of the large size of its hind feet and the marks its tail leaves. The animal's feet prevent it from sinking into the snow when it hops and walks. Its feet also have fur on the soles to protect it from freezing temperatures.

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