Hare There! North American Snowshoe Hare by Leslie van de Ligt

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Canon Rebel Xsi, Lens Canon 100 – 400mm
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

776 Views and 14 RB Features – and 39 Favortings.Thank You So Very Much!

Featured In:
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Taken from our balcony . They were enjoying the sun while avoiding a dog owner and their dog. So white! My bonus.

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

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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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  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 2 years ago

    What a perfect wildlife capture.Stunning.

  • Oh Carla thank you so very much! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    Oh sis when I saw the thumb, I thought what a gorgeous photograph, then I see it’s yours!!!

    This is fabulous. I’ve been after you for so long to start snapping and here we are. How wonderful, this image is perfection!
    A fave for sure!

  • LOL! This happened right after we finished talking Sis. The big boy came out of the camera bag in hurry. These guys were beautiful. I never did bother with the third! Thank you very much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Capture!! Wow..What an awesome view :))) My uncle lives in Regina.. I thought you lived further north for some reason..He lives on 1st streer north or something like that..how long have you been in Regina ?

  • Many thanks Keith we are in a newer area called Riverbend. Not far from Costco East. Arrived in August while my husband does a project at the plant for his company. We will be here till at least May. What a small world this is!!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • We live in a newer are called Riverbend not too far from Costco East Keith. Arrived in August so my husband can do a project for his company. Here till at least May now…..not bad for 12 weeks eh LOL
    Thanks very much my friend :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 2 years ago

    Bonus for sure, Bluenorther!

  • Thank you so very much !! Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture of this pair, with an interesting read Leslie

  • Larry thanks for The Banner which I always love to receive and the the great comment and fave. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    What a stunning capture… Excellent..

  • Hi There. Thank you so much my friend !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Pops for the Feature and this is still one of my favorite Banners!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    They’re so pretty, ours are brown!

  • Thanks so very much Viv! If yours are brown that means they are rabbits and live in burrows not above ground like these hares. I learned lots today when I did some research on them. I appreciate that you stopped in :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 2 years ago

    Leslie,…what a awesome capture,…two at once,…..Great shot,..
    Love the info too,….

  • Thanks John I was thrilled to catch these two like this . :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Leslie! And very interesting description as well!!

  • Hi Deb ! Thank you very much and glad you enjoyed the read. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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