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Arctic hares rear up to duke it out over territory and mating partners. Their strong back legs power bounding speeds of up to forty miles per hour, helpful for chasing off interlopers. At home in the harsh environment of the North American tundra, these aggressive hares’ large back feet serve as snowshoes to keep them atop the snow. Meanwhile, their claw-equipped, short front feet are busy fighting or scrabbling for woody plants, mosses, and lichens to nibble. Although often dispersed as loners or pairs during the springtime mating season, Arctic hares can be found in groups of individuals numbering into the thousands.<br />
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Boxing Arctic Hares, Ellesmere Island, Canada.

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Arctic hares rear up to duke it out over territory and mating partners. Their strong back legs power bounding speeds of up to forty miles per hour, helpful for chasing off interlopers. At home in the harsh environment of the North American tundra, these aggressive hares’ large back feet serve as snowshoes to keep them atop the snow. Meanwhile, their claw-equipped, short front feet are busy fighting or scrabbling for woody plants, mosses, and lichens to nibble. Although often dispersed...
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