Large white species is the only hare found in the majority of its range. Nests are built in tunnels of snow for shelter where others may rest together for warmth.
Large hare with large legs and slim build. Tail is black as the name suggests, body ranges from light brown and gray to black in color with light gray to white belly. Molts once a year but does not change to white in winter like other hares.
Large and long-legged rabbit with large pointed ears and black whiskers. Large tail is white on bottom and dark brown on top. Active in morning and evening on calm weather days. Form defined runs and do not climb trees. Zigzag running pattern or become motionless when scared. All cottontails have round tails with white fur […]
Large rabbit with brown to gray body that is white on belly. Cottontails have round tails with white fur on bottom appearing like cotton. Habits are similar to other rabbits and they live in close proximity to others although are generally solitary in nature. Form defined runs very noticeable in snow. Do not climb trees. […]
Small brown rabbit with distinctive small ears found only around marshy environments. Similar to other cottontails with smaller ears and tail. Cottontails have round tails with white fur on bottom appearing like cotton. They live in marshy habitats in close proximity to others although solitary in nature. Form defined runs and are active at night. […]
A mid-sized hare with large feet and ears. Hind feet spread to form snowshoes for travel on top of deep snow. Fur changes from brown to white in winter for camouflage giving it the alt. name of “varying hare”. Reuse trails and tracks. Irregular landings of forefeet and rear tracks have high variations in form.
The largest of the cottontails is found in marshy areas of the Bayou and Gulf Coast. They have coarse brown, gray and black fur. Similar to other rabbits live in close proximity to others although solitary in nature. Cottontails have round tails with white fur on bottom appearing like cotton. Form defined runs and do […]
Similar to the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit but larger and characterized by its distinct white tail. The body color can seasonally change from gray brown to white with the climate. They are found in shrubs and grasslands of mountain and prairie environments up to 4300 meters in elevation. Similar to European hare but with different habitat and […]