This handsome hare was captured Thursday in a recently started two-year study by the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State.
In the study, researcher Laura Gigliotti is working with Dr. Duane Diefenbach on a master’s project looking at snowshoe hare habitat use and mortality rates in response forest changes on two research areas in the state. This project is funded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
This photo was from the 5,000-acre research area in Monroe County. Assisting Laura with the field work in the Poconos is USFWRU research technician Dylan O’Leary. The photos are part of an upcoming Pennsylvania Game News feature that will focus on the research. – Joe Kosack, Pennsylvania Game News Associate Editor