snowshoe rabbit


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snowshoe rabbit:

see varying harevarying hare,
any of several medium-sized hares, sometimes known as snowshoe rabbits, having white fur in winter and turning brownish in summer. They are 18 to 19 in. (45–48 cm) long and have very large back feet and relatively small ears for hares.
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For many years, my friends and I have taken cottontails, snowshoe rabbits and numerous grouse.
I forgot to tell you that snowshoe rabbits turn white in the winter," Mama said.
Years ago we enjoyed hunting the big white snowshoe rabbits that were common in the swamps, and the cottontails in the thick underbrush.
This is the evening hunt for snowshoe rabbits that live in the brush and willows on both sides of the airstrip.