Snowshoe hare


Snowshoe hares are notable for a number of reasons: Their colour changes with the season; They can be frozen when watched, yet have great speed when chased; Their population cycles with an eight to ten year period. 

This brief observation of a hare today revealed: It is brown in the summer; It sat frozen as I approached, but then bolted; It was the first one I have seen in three years. 

Is this a sighting of an isolated member of a low population, or the beginning of a multitude of them?


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