snowshoe hare

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snowshoe hare

A medium-sized hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America, having large, heavily furred feet and fur that is white in winter and brown in summer. Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare.

snowshoe hare


snowshoe rabbit

(Animals) a N North American hare, Lepus americanus, having brown fur in summer, white fur in winter, and heavily furred feet

snow′shoe hare`

a large-footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer. Also called snow′shoe rab`bit, varying hare.
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Noun1.snowshoe hare - large large-footed North American haresnowshoe hare - large large-footed North American hare; white in winter
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
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Snowshoe hare and adult deer made up 18% and 15% of pack diet, respectively, with beaver, black bears, and small mammals composing the remaining 16%.
First he meets a woolly caterpillar, a turtle, a bat, a squirrel, a flying goose, a snowshoe hare, and a great black bear.
The management area supports habitat capable of providing for a wide variety of game wildlife including cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hare, white-tailed deer, fox, coyote, ruffed grouse, wild turkey, and woodcock.
A snowshoe hare suggests he try the magic trick of turning white to match the "whitening world," but the fox likes his red fur.
Supremely adapted to deep snow, they are avid hunters of snowshoe hare in the winter, rocketing across deep drifts after their quarry.
California serogroup (CSG) viruses (family Bunyaviridae, genus OrthobunyaviruS) (1) include the mosquitoborne pathogens Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV), snowshoe hare virus (SSHV), and La Crosse virus.
The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) is a keystone species in the boreal forest because it affects the demography and population dynamics of many other species in the ecosystem (Boutin et al.
ABSTRACT--The Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is poorly documented in southwest Alaska, where dominant habitats are generally not conducive to supporting persistent Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) or Lynx populations.
My take on all this is that some of the declines are natural cycles, albeit longer than similar cycles we see in smaller Far North species such as the snowshoe hare.
41 days that snow blankets the landscape, snowshoe hare populations become four times as likely to survive, the researchers found.
Caption: Snowshoe hare account for up to 97 percent of the Canada lynx diet.
When the leaves change colour in Lily's forest home, the young snowshoe hare is surprised.