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2013-09-09 12:47:39 PM
The "Cheeseburger" of the food chain.
 
2013-09-09 12:50:35 PM
I don't think that's very good for the lynx, that's about all they eat. And I love big tufty lynx ears and their giant foofy feet and their excellent Scrabble score.
 
2013-09-09 12:53:16 PM
I've noticed all the seasons have gradually moved about a month forward. Still the same length, though.

I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time they've had to adapt. Have some faith in evolution. Something like seasonal colors would be relatively easy to do.
 
2013-09-09 12:53:25 PM
Litlle bunny froo froo runing through the forest...
 
2013-09-09 12:55:06 PM
Had these all over where I grew up in northern MN.  I doubt most people know how big a snowshoe hare is.

There were Lynx too.

Haven't seen either of them in many, many years.
 
2013-09-09 12:56:50 PM
Am I supposed to be able to make anything out of that 'article'. shiatty link is shiatty.

Why not link to the actual story? http://www.npr.org/2013/09/08/220188619/climate-change-leaves-hares-w e aring-the-wrong-colors
 
2013-09-09 12:59:00 PM
You guys are killing me!

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Yuk yuk yuk
 
2013-09-09 12:59:42 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Something like seasonal colors would be relatively easy to do.


Yeah something that could change colors, like say a snowshoe hare or something?

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2013-09-09 01:02:45 PM
Global warming, it's not cool.
 
2013-09-09 01:04:01 PM
For an animial that is listed by the IUCN as least concern and who's habitat ranges from 36 to 69 degrees lattitude (Alabama to the Arctic Circle), I am sure we are not going to run out anytime soon as they are pretty adptable.  They also breed like...  well rabbits.
 
2013-09-09 01:04:15 PM

andyofne: Am I supposed to be able to make anything out of that 'article'. shiatty link is shiatty.

Why not link to the actual story? http://www.npr.org/2013/09/08/220188619/climate-change-leaves-hares-w e aring-the-wrong-colors


I got a kick out of the author bio.  Undergrad and grad school from two different yet top universities and her resume thus far is

assistant editor at DietsInReview.com, Seventeen.com, Real Detroit Weekly and now treehugger.com
 
2013-09-09 01:05:11 PM
Evolution is a harsh mistress.
 
2013-09-09 01:08:09 PM
Carnivore squirrels, say it isn't so.
 
2013-09-09 01:08:39 PM

vudukungfu: The "Cheeseburger" of the food chain.


I take offense. Are we talking McDonalds or the good stuff.
 
2013-09-09 01:08:39 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I've noticed all the seasons have gradually moved about a month forward. Still the same length, though.

I'm sure it wouldn't be the first time they've had to adapt. Have some faith in evolution. Something like seasonal colors would be relatively easy to do.


sorry...seems I misread you :/  yes, seasonal colors should be quick to adapt, especially with the reproductive rate of something like rabbits.
 
2013-09-09 01:09:56 PM

ToastTheRabbit: vudukungfu: The "Cheeseburger" of the food chain.

I take offense. Are we talking McDonalds or the good stuff.


I can haz variety.
Although, hares are a pretty fast food.
 
2013-09-09 01:11:53 PM

uncleacid: Carnivore squirrels, say it isn't so.


Most of your rodents and squirrels love themselves a good steak every now and again.  Prarie dogs, ground squirrels, marmots are even known to be cannibalistic.
 
2013-09-09 01:15:17 PM

FunkOut: I don't think that's very good for the lynx, that's about all they eat. And I love big tufty lynx ears and their giant foofy feet and their excellent Scrabble score.


Yes, but the battery life is just horrid.
 
2013-09-09 01:24:25 PM

ToastTheRabbit: vudukungfu: The "Cheeseburger" of the food chain.

I take offense. Are we talking McDonalds or the good stuff.


Hare meat would be too good for McDonalds. My paternal grandparents raised rabbits forever. Hare is a fine meat; although, hare is a little thin for burgers. You could mix in a little beef fat or lard and make an absolutely amazing burger.

/ I've always been partial to rabbit surprise. The meat you've been eating is rabbit, surprise! It is especially good to make for new girlfriends
 
2013-09-09 02:25:48 PM
That's what they get for bopping those field mice on the head.
 
2013-09-09 02:52:36 PM
Why would I not be surprised if it doesn't take the hares many generations to vary their varying.
 
2013-09-09 03:00:38 PM

iheartscotch: It is especially good to make for new girlfriends


Yeah, if they are Washoe.

/Likes me some Pelu.
 
2013-09-09 03:07:40 PM

HeadLever: For an animial that is listed by the IUCN as least concern and who's habitat ranges from 36 to 69 degrees lattitude (Alabama to the Arctic Circle), I am sure we are not going to run out anytime soon as they are pretty adptable.  They also breed like...  well rabbits.


So, are you going to rain on these concerned people's parade when they announce a disastrous crash in hare populations happened after the next time the population peaks, and crashes, as it regularly does, but this time blamed on the first hare overpopulation ever, from, say, excessive warmth for breeding?
 
2013-09-09 06:53:28 PM
Tree Hugger holds it's staff meetings at McDonalds. Ignore them.
 
2013-09-09 08:09:09 PM

iheartscotch: Evolution is a harsh mistress.


Oh noes. The hare's fur isn't snowy white anymore. It's got brown most the year!!
 
2013-09-09 09:15:18 PM
Old news. When I lived in Kodiak, Alaska in the 70s, the snowshoe hares turned white about a month before it started snowing.
 
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