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