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Arctic Hare

Lepus arcticus

Description:

Large hare with very large feet. Winter coat is pure white, except the black tip on the ears. The summer coat is bluish grey. Legs are always white. The large feet help running over the snow.

Habitat:

Arctic Tundra, usually close to shrubby areas for food and cover.. It feeds on leaves, roots and bark of willows and herbaceous plants. In winter, it moves to windy slopes where the snow cover is thiner.

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7 Comments

Thank you, Marta and Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Like your pictures and your information!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Is really cute! Thanks for sharing! :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Lovely!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

You are welcome Olivier.

Thank you Luis!
This one even made an arctic fox to run away! It is really a huge hare.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Nice!

Nunavut, Canada

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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