Snowshoe hare morphs

bunny morph

Springtime is cow bunny season (I guess it also happens in autumn but I noticed it more in the spring, so spring it is).  It’s that silly time when snowshoe hares are changing their fur color from their winter white to brown, shedding to look like a mini arctic bovine.

It’s also a cool camouflage technique to hide from…well, basically everything that is trying to eat it, whether it be lynx, wolf, Great Horned Owl, goshawk, Golden Eagle, coyote, squirrel (yes, squirrel, if it’s a baby hare), mink, other hawk species…geez, I’m really happy I’m not a snowshoe hare.

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