|Another set of tracks.
Snowshoe Hare in this photo was moving towards the top of
The two rear feet are ahead of the two front feet.
Although it is obvious that these are Snowshoe Hare
tracks due to their size (although no size is indicated in
this photo), Eastern
Cottontail tracks are not as easy. They can be confused
with Grey Squirrel
tracks in the snow.
A sure way to tell them apart is illustrated in this photo.
Rabbits (and Hares) will
almost always place their two front feet offset from each
other, as shown here.
Squirrels, on the other hand, will almost always place
them right beside each other.