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

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Recent observations

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

cameronhill15

Date

November 23, 2013

Description

Snowshoe Hare (Winter Phase)

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No photos or sounds

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Snowshoe hare Lepus americanus

Observer

babysharktooth

Date

December 13, 2013 11:24 AM EST

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Snowshoe hare Lepus americanus

Observer

babysharktooth

Date

December 13, 2013 11:24 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Snowshoe hare Lepus americanus

Observer

babysharktooth

Date

December 13, 2013 11:24 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

July 25, 2012

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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tikaani

Date

June 30, 2008

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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marvelliott

Date

August 5, 2009

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

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nateharvey

Date

March 6, 2014

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

james3

Date

March 3, 2014

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What

Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

nbnc

Date

February 26, 2014

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

marvelliott

Date

June 11, 2012

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No photos or sounds

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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Observer

markconboy

Date

February 23, 2014 05:03 PM MST
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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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Conservation Summary