My first ever encounter with a Snowshoe Hare, and he seemed to be a bit out of luck. For those who are not squeamish, if you look closely, his ears and face appear to have tiny growths... which I can only guess at what they might be, and my guess is engorged ticks. I look at this and I am grateful for my opposable thumbs. All this hare can do is wait for them to drink their fill and detach. I could be wrong though, if anyone has a better guess let's hear it! Otherwise, he didn't seem any worse for wear.
Orono Bog Boardwalk
#snowshoehare #lepusamericanus #hare #ticks #rabbitsofig #naturalmaine #mainenature #mainewildlife - 23 days ago