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Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus

Track Hindprints are 4-5" (100-125 mm) long (longer in snow) and wider in front than cottontail's; foreprints smaller and rounder, and placed behind paired hindprints when running, producing a distinctive set of 4 tracks.

Sign Leaves network of trails in snow (packed down as much as 1'/300 mm deep) and tufts of soft fur snagged on low branches. Clipped shoots are cleanly cut on a slant; deer's are ragged at tip.
Scat: Brown, slightly flattened spherical pellets, similar to those of Eastern Cottontail but larger.

 

 

 

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