Now here is a puzzle: When Prairie Hares are still (primarily) winter white, why would green spring grass and a red fire hydrant feel like camouflage to one of them?
|Prairie Hare, hunkering - but not hiding! - in early evening shade |
across the road from my house. ©SB
At least my neighbourhood hare is in the shade of a tree. I've noticed that if they are seen in the open, even in summer, they'll crouch in a shady spot to hide. And they can freeze so still that this technique likely works far more often than I realize!
And this hare is turning brown! Note the ears, nose and streaks on its back. Spring must be here...
What is this? Prairie Hare.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Photo dates: March 12, 2016.