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Arctic Hare

Lepus arcticus


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.


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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Thank you, Marta and Alice!

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


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 6 years ago


Nunavut, Canada

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

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