Can You Still Hare Me? by Leslie van de Ligt
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Canon Rebel XSI Lens Canon 100 – 400mm
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Taken from our apartment balcony in Regina while my husband did a project there This magnificent fellow was basking in the sun while waiting for the rest of his group which numbered about 15 to gather together.

Snowshoe Hare

The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), 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.

For camouflage, its fur turns white during the winter and rusty brown during the summer. Its flanks are white year-round. The snowshoe hare is also distinguishable by the black tufts of fur on the edge of its ears. Its ears are shorter than those of most other hares.

In summer, it feeds on plants such as, grass, ferns and leaves; in winter, it eats twigs, the bark from trees, and buds from flowers and plants and, along with the Arctic hare, has been known to steal meat from baited traps.3 Hares are cannibalistic under availability of dead conspecifics, and have been known to eat dead rodents such as mice due to low availability of protein in an herbivorous diet. It is sometimes seen feeding in small groups. This animal is mainly active at night and does not hibernate.

The snowshoe hare may have up to four litters in a year which average three to eight young. Males compete for females, and females may breed with several males

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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Comments

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture of this snowshoe rabbit,….,….

  • Wow John That was quick! Thank you very much!!! Hugs Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CBoyle
    CBoyleover 1 year ago

    Lovely image Leslie :)

  • I appreciate you stopping in and commenting. Thanks so very much :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 1 year ago

    Is this Harry The Hare? :)) Fine capture of this harey creature Leslie…very well exposed….definite fave. Hugs, ?Ron?

  • Hi there . Thanks for the comment and the humor. He didn’t stick around long enough for me to get his name LOL Take care

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • BigD
    BigDover 1 year ago

  • Wow! Thank you very much :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • nastruck
    nastruckover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Leslie!!!!

  • Thanks so very much. He was just to pretty to let get away. Talk to you soon :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 1 year ago

  • Oh the banner is so appreciated. Thank you for accepting my photo into the Group :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Karen Willshaw
    Karen Willshawover 1 year ago

    WOW!!! Fantastic shot. Congratulations on the feature :)

  • Many thanks for stopping in and the wonderful comment Karen. So appreciated~ :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature In Its Entirety-NOTHING MAN MADE ~ FEATURES ~ April 9th, 2013

  • Evita WOW!!! Thanks so very much for this Feature/ I truly appreciate it :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Yukondick
    Yukondickover 1 year ago

    Great capture

  • Thanks for stopping in and the great comment :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Keri Harrish
    Keri Harrishover 1 year ago


    *Congratulations, wonderful image. Your image can be viewed Here

    Canadiana April 2013

  • Wow Keri and thank you so much! A wonderfully unexpected surprise……… :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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