Snowshoe Hare


The snowshoe hare is one of our commonest forest mammals in North America. It travels on large, generously furred hind feet, which allow it to move easily over the snow. The snowshoe hare’s ears are smaller than most hares. They weigh between 45 and 75 grams at birth, gain 450 grams within a month, and reach the average adult weight of 1.4 kilograms by five months old. It likes herbaceous plants during the summer, including vetch, strawberry, fireweed, lupine, bluebell, and some grasses. They also eat many leaves from shrubs. They adapt to season by changing from grey-brown in summer to almost pure white in midwinter.

Fun facts

A female rabbit is called a doe and a male a buck.