“Snowshoe Hare”


During my hike at Rocky Mountain National Park, I encountered a “Snowshoe Hare.”  I did some research and found out the following from a National Geographic website:  “Hares are a bit larger than rabbits, and they typically have taller hind legs and longer ears. Snowshoe hares have especially large, furry feet that help them to move atop snow in the winter. They also have a snow-white winter coat that turns brown when the snow melts each spring. It takes about ten weeks for the coat to completely change color…  These animals are nimble and fast, which is fortunate, because they are a popular target for many predators.”


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