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Captured just west of Headingly, Manitoba, Canada…Note: I took this image right from the car, just rolled down the window and snapped…When I got out he immediately took off. Better seen full screen

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 11.0 Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 400 Focal Length 330mm

The Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus), also called the Varying Hare, 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 3 to 8 young. Males compete for females and females may breed with several males.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Larry.

  • Good Morning Don
    Your comments are much appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Danceintherain
    Danceintherainover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Larry, he’s huge.

    • Coy
  • Good Morning Coy
    I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Larry!

  • Good Morning Dot
    Your comments are much appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Ive never seen one of these Larry, thanks for sharing! Fantastic shot BTW! Thats a big ol bunny!

  • Good Morning Tina
    I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 3 years ago

    He is so truely beautiful, wonderful capture Larry! Perfect for the “Nature and Man Group” because of the wire fence.
    Natureandmangroup

  • Good Morning Anne-Marie
    I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks for the headsup, and I have joined your group as well

    – Larry Trupp

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Larry!!! :O]

  • Good Morning Tracy
    I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Good Morning Trish
    I appreciate the feature
    I am honored…Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

  • jules572
    jules572over 3 years ago

    20/20 vision comes in handy to spot this BEAUTY! against the snow Larry. On never knows where our next great shot will appear…Jules…Favour

  • Good Morning Jules
    You are right, I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Hey I have never seen one of those before here in the UK.Great find and well captured Larry.

  • Good Morning Gary
    Your comments are much appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Ohh How cute lovely white Bunny Great capture

  • Good Afternoon Maggie
    I was lucky to spot him
    As he was so camouflaged in the snow
    I appreciate your comments, and the
    courtesy of a fave BTW!!!…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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