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  • Scientific Names
    • Lepus americanus
  • French
    • lièvre d'Amérique
  • English
    • Snowshoe Hare
    • Snowshoe Rabbit
    • Varying Hare
  • Spanish
    • Liebre americana
  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • mú∙ḱi

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Recent observations

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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att5124

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April 5, 2016

Description

It was staying idled for a short while.

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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jeffrasic

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April 26, 2016 03:53 PM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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evan_houlahan

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April 26, 2016 12:21 PM ADT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 23, 2016 09:54 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 23, 2016 04:45 AM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 21, 2016 10:51 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 20, 2016 10:35 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 17, 2016 03:25 AM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

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April 16, 2016 08:39 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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drhypercube

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April 25, 2016 03:37 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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cmedmunds

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February 21, 2016

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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caelinmurray

Date

April 22, 2016 07:19 PM ADT
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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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