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WILD WEDNESDAY: An up-close look at B.C.’s snowshoe hare

The snowshoe hare is found throughout B.C.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/WildsafeBC
December 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The snowshoe hare — sometimes called the varying hare – changes its coat depending on what time of the year it is.

In the summer their coat is a brownish grey colour and in the winter their coat turns white.

They are also found all over the province, except on Haidi Gwaii and Vancouver Island and are a popular food source for many animals including, bobcats, wolves, owls, and coyotes.

Watch the clip below of the snowshoe hare in action captured by WildSafeBC trail cameras.

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