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.

2 comments:

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.