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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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Serologic survey of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in the Greater Yellowstone Area for brucellosis, tularemia, and snowshoe hare virus.
Snowshoe Hares in this area have been monitored since 1976, with densities during these observations at or approaching their peak (Krebs CJ, unpublished data).
Snowshoe hares turn white in the winter to blend in with the snow.
There is some good news for the snowshoe hare, however.
2) except for the 24 September-6 October point estimate for snowshoe hare, which exceeded the upper end of the 95% Cl by 4.7%, suggesting our point estimate may have been slightly high or was merely a reflection of the high variability of wolf diet over short periods.
Where their ranges overlap, snowshoe hares Lepus americanus are fishers' most common diet item (Powell and Zielinski 1994).
Predicting climate-driven impacts on snowshoe hare survival is especially important given the significance of hares as a food source in the boreal forest (Krebs, 2011) and the numerical response of several species to their fluctuating abundance (Boutin et al., 1995).
For Wisconsin's snowshoe hares, climate change now ranks as an even bigger menace than the bulldozing, paving and other destructive things that people have done to northern forests.
None-the-less, the day did come when I caught my first snowshoe hare. Proud as punch I walked up the street, rabbit, still in the snare, hanging from my hand, a bunch of friends in tow.
In one episode Ben Genaille hunts duck, grouse and snowshoe hare in interior BC, and in another episode mother/daughter team Dolly McRae (Watts) and Annie Watts prepare sockeye salmon in Port Alberni, BC.
According to Mahaffy (2001) the following approximations for the interaction of lynx (the predators) and the snowshoe hare (the prey) in the Canadian forests were determined: [alpha] = 0.4, [beta] = 0.018, [gamma] = 0.8 and [delta] = 0.023.
Maybe it was the snowshoe hare they caught and killed a few minutes after my host and guide, Mike Williams, and I stepped into the dog hair popple.