Sunday, April 20, 2008

new yard wildlife

This morning I looked out under the bird feeder and saw a rabbit sitting there. At least I thought it was a rabbit at first, but I noticed its fur was much lighter and more grayish than the usual Eastern cottontail rabbits. It was also a bit larger. Snowshoe hare!

I had seen snowshoe hare tracks in the snow years ago, and may have even seen one once in its full white winter coat, but this is the first one I have seen since we have been living here.

It was too dark for a photo. It's looking to be another gray, cloudy day here at Sand Creek, but the high temperature may reach 60.


dharma bum said...

Very cool! Next thing you know you're going to have Canada Lynx. :)

Deb said...

Dharma Bum- That would be way cool. Calvin and I saw a badger hole today, although I have yet to see a badger.