Talk:Snowshoe hare

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Close, but no cigar, Jade Squirrel.

Species names are iut, but "hare" is not a species name. Generic names that refer to a number of different species are not capitalised. For example: "Snowshoe Hare" because that is a particular exact species, Lepus americanus. But "hare" (lower case) because that is not a species name, it's just a class of animals. Another example: "Brown Rat" means Rattus norvegicus, a particular exact species. But "brown rat" means any rat at all (there are a couple of thousand species in the family) so long as it happens to be brown in colour.

It's almost exactly the same as the capitalisation rules for other things. We capitalise "Golden Gate Bridge" because that is a particular exact bridge, but if we are not specifing an exact bridge then we just say "the bridge across the river", not "the Bridge across the river". Tannin

Thanks for further clarifying the Wikipedia capitalization rules. Sorry for the inconvenience. (-: Jade Squirrel

Mountain Hare[edit]

Is this animal related to Mountain Hare? Is it par to German "Schneehase" (Snow hare)?


How about a picture of its huge feet (so big that they determine its name) 16:25, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Canada Lynx[edit]

On a recent Animal Planet special about the Canada Lynx, a wildlife biologist explained the snowshoe hare made up 70% of the lynx's diet. The starvation of a young, collared lynx was documented, and it was a little ambiguous as to whether the lynx could not catch it's prey, or if there was no prey to be found. The snowshoe hare seems to be declining in some areas, affecting the lynx population negatively. Can anyone elaborate on that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsarevna (talkcontribs) 13:45, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

From the Canada Lynx article: In some areas the Snowshoe Hare is virtually the only prey of the Canadian Lynx. The size of the Canadian Lynx population tends to follow the approximately 10 year long rise and decline of Snowshoe Hare numbers. - UtherSRG (talk) 13:57, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

broken link[edit]

the National Park Service link is broken —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:49, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Horeshoe hare?[edit]

Are these the same as Horseshoe Hares? I live in the UK and my Science teacher told us to research Horseshoe hares, that live in the Arctic. And this sounds a lot like it. I saw a few results on Google, but nothing that actually gave me any information. Jackfifield (talk) 18:12, 14 October 2011 (UTC)