Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) near Saint Mary Lake shoreline Glacier National Park Glacier County MT June 2015 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0046
Enjoyed the lack of predators in the campground.
Summer phase (brown).
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.