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Snowshoe Hare Sitting in the sun is the Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ramsar site no. 755. Canada,Geotagged,Lepus americanus,Mer Bleue Conservation Area,Ontario,Ottawa,Ramsar Convention,Ramsar Site,Snowshoe Hare,Snowshoe hare,Spring,animal,fauna,mammal,rabbit Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Nice shot! I would not be so chill if I had that many ticks on my head. Posted one year ago
  2. Quite a solid looking hopper. Good photo Greg Posted one year ago

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The snowshoe hare, also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America. It has the name "snowshoe" because of the large size of its hind feet and the marks its tail leaves. The animal's feet prevent it from sinking into the snow when it hops and walks. Its feet also have fur on the soles to protect it from freezing temperatures.

Similar species: Hares, Rabbits And Pikas
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Jun 21, 2021. Captured Jun 17, 2021 07:57 in Mer Bleue Bog, Ridge Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0, Canada.
  • COOLPIX A900
  • f/6.9
  • 1/250s
  • ISO160
  • 128mm