Living With Us…Snowshoe Hare (Waboos)

The snow is starting to melt and spring is near! As Easter weekend approaches, we have rabbits and hares on our mind. The Snowshoe Hare has long ears, long hind legs, and a short fluffy tail. Their feet resemble snowshoes, giving it its common name. With large furry feet, the hare can move easily on top of the snow, like you would wearing snowshoes. In winter the hare’s coat is white and in the summer it changes to brown for camouflage. It takes about 10 weeks for the colour of their fur to fully change from white to brown. Around mid-march Snowshoe Hares start breeding, giving birth to as many as 13 little ones. While you are outside enjoying Spring, keep your eyes out in the forest for these creatures.