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Snowshoe Hare

Lepus americanus


Fur turns white during the winter and rusty brown during the summer. Has large hind feet.


Low brush of mixed woods.

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Hema 2 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

Ah yes, the winter coat. It's beautiful. Belated congrats on your SOTD.

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Thank you so much Brian.

Brian38 2 years ago

Congratulations Greg! Wonderful pictures! Snowshoe Hares on certainly on my list to find. Great job!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Thank you very much for the congrats & being chosen SOTD. These hares are always great fun to come across in the woods being white or brown.

Beautiful series Greg,great shots,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Congrats, Greg, on the well deserved SOTD! :)

Tukup 2 years ago

Congratulations Greg on this great SOTD. Those are superb pictures. Thanks for sharing.

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Greg, your Snowshoe Hare is our Spotting of the Day:

"Snow White blends in well! This Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) is our Spotting of the Day. Found in North America, the snowshoe hare is named for its feet, which are larger (and furrier) than those of other rabbits or hares. This adaptation provides additional surface area preventing the snowshoe hare from sinking when hopping into the snow. During winter snowshoe hares turn mostly white, which helps them blend in with the snow. Climate change and loss of snow cover in some their range presents a potential threat for snowshoe hares due to camouflage mismatch. Find out more here: "



Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 years ago

Thank you very much Daniele

DanielePralong 2 years ago

What a beauty!

Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Mar 9, 2019
Submitted on Mar 12, 2019

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