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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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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

nbdragonflyguy

Date

November 16, 2015

Description

Just switching into "winter plumage" ;)

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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tonyo700

Date

January 30, 2016 09:30 AM EST

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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ndodge

Date

January 30, 2016 10:00 AM EST

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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chauncey

Date

January 25, 2016 01:31 PM PST

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

December 20, 2015 10:55 AM EST

Place

adamant vt (Google, OSM)

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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neilvinson

Date

January 21, 2016 12:31 PM AST

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

January 18, 2016 10:41 AM PST

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

dmh

Date

May 17, 2010

Description

Seen in the willow thickets along Ingram Creek

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

dmh

Date

May 22, 2010

Description

Photos taken at Igloo Creek Campground

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

cdorsay

Date

August 1, 2010 07:50 AM ADT

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

cdorsay

Date

June 19, 2010 08:24 PM ADT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

kkvinson

Date

January 17, 2016 09:14 AM AST

Description

Near Wentworth, NS

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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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