NN6526 : Mountain Hare

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Ardtrostan, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Mountain Hare
Mountain Hare
Not a pet rabbit, but a Mountain (or Blue) Hare in its winter coat ! It was desperately trying to blend into the background on the snowless hillside (and at a height of 650m in Feb, you might expect some snow). It remained motionless until after the photo was taken before running off. Usually they are away as soon as you stumble across them. The winter coat is not only for camouflage but is also designed to be warmer than the brown summer coat. The ears are the only part that don't change colour.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 February, 2008
Category
Wildlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 653 261 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.4936N 4:11.0743W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 653 261
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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