Snowshoe Hares — The New Global Warming Poster Animal? – July 22, 2013
Seasonal camouflage may become a liability as the seasons change
Meet the snowshoe hare. The hare is one of only ten mammals that have evolved the special skill of seasonal camouflage. Like the arctic fox, the long-tailed weasel, and several other hare species, the snowshoe hare molts from brown to white during winter and then molts back to brown in the spring.
Photos by L. Scott Mills
But this impressive survival strategy could become a liability as global climate change makes the seasons less… more
by: Tom Kuglin