Monday, October 24, 2011

Hello Hare!

As we were driving back to our hotel very late Saturday afternoon, we spotted this big, beautiful bunny sitting alongside a potholed, mixed surface road. This was just a stone’s throw from (the moderately) bustling main drag of Bar Harbor. I snapped a couple of photos through the windshield. Right after I did, he or she took off at a great pace. That was when we really noticed just how large and how white its feet were. Some research on the internet led us to believe it is a Snowshoe Hare or Varying Hare (Lepus americanus). It is likely beginning its long, slow transition to its white winter coat. And it is beautiful in any season.


Ms Brown Mouse said...

which reminds me, was Fred the seagull there this year?

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
It has been fascinating. On every other trip here, we have had Fred (or his friends and family) land on the balcony railing to welcome us. This time, they are certainly flying about, but we have yet to have that "Welcome Wagon" experience!
We're headed into the park again today, so I have my fingers crossed that on Park Loop Road, Fred and/or Ralph, will be waiting for their photo-op!