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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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ksayce

Date

May 24, 2016

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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crimmer

Date

May 19, 2016 08:14 PM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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jeffrasic

Date

May 22, 2016 01:34 PM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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jeffrasic

Date

May 21, 2016 02:37 PM AKDT

Description

Signs of hare in the form of gnawed willow. Snowshoe hare are the only hare species regularly observed in the area.

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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maspangler

Date

May 20, 2016

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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jillianrichie

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May 20, 2016 11:22 AM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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battlemaid

Date

May 20, 2016 07:40 AM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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battlemaid

Date

May 20, 2016 07:39 AM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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May 20, 2016 12:13 PM AKDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

Date

May 19, 2016 07:46 AM ADT

Description

first one

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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erikamitchell

Date

May 19, 2016 07:46 AM ADT

Description

second one

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

May 18, 2016 07:46 AM 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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