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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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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

kieran

Date

March 28, 2015 01:56 PM EDT

Description

Tracks in the snow. Hare was briefly spotted.

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What

snowshoe hare Lepus americanus

Observer

pattismi

Date

February 1, 2015 04:18 PM EST

Description

Snowshoe hare tracks abundant in these woods this year. Saw the hare as well as tracks, white winter coat.

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

kpmcfarland

Date

March 18, 2015 11:36 AM EDT

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

kylejones

Date

March 8, 2015 10:38 AM EDT

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

kylejones

Date

March 6, 2015 02:25 PM EST

Description

Size 12 ski boot. Size 14 rabbit's foot.

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What

Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Lepus americanus

Observer

sdoumas

Date

February 17, 2015 11:36 AM MST

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

the past

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

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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What

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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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

mrfish33

Date

July 25, 2006

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

dyeany2

Date

December 12, 2014 10:13 AM EST

Description

Note my foot for reference scale.

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

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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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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