Hare in winter fur...beast of the Cave of Caerbannog. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Albert Nagy on February 4, 2007

:-))) Cute!

Richard Ryer on February 4, 2007

This snow shoe hare has his winter fur and blends well into the background. In this afternoon picture he is sitting at the entrance to his burrow, soaking up the warmth of the sunshine. Dozens of hikers passed him, not 30 feet away and never knew he was there.

Albert Nagy on February 4, 2007

I found interesting, that he looks completely calm. I saw also your other pictures of animals. And they let you come close. Strange...

Marcos Mauricio on March 2, 2007

seems like a little bit angry, or maybe too serious......hey you , yeah you with the camera move along men!!!.. ahhahaha... and as u were saying a lots of hikers walk looking down, a shame , i try not to miss those kind of things


LemnosExplorer.com on March 4, 2007

PERFECT !. My favorite animal !.

Richard Ryer on March 4, 2007

We were watching the Monty Python and the Holy Grail last night and when Tim warned Arther about the rabbit, it struck me. The rabbit has that look. Marcos Mauricio saw that look in his eyes. Yes, he is cute, but, hmmmm, dangerous....

Be wary in the woods



LemnosExplorer.com on March 5, 2007

Yes ! I agree on the look. I was going for rabbit hunting when my grandpa was stil alive, and I have noticed many rabbit looks in my life !.

For sometime I was breeding wild rabbits/ hare in the backyard of my house until I moved.

this one has the evil eye, although he has the 'a few seconds before I disappear' look embeeded as well.

walkaboutwest on March 23, 2007

I think the reference to the "Beast of the Cave" may have been lost on some :). It's a great picture of a snowshoe hare. I watched one for about 20 minutes through a fogged-up window last year, knowing it would disappear the minute I tried to exit the snowcoach for a picture, which of course, it did!

Richard Ryer on April 6, 2007

Happy Easter ALL.



ElainaG on May 22, 2007

Great reference, I love it! I knew the second I saw your title. But how the heck did you know how to spell Caerbannog? Or did you?;)

Richard Ryer on May 23, 2007

Good Morning ElainaG, Thank you for visiting the "Beast". It must be an older person thing. I have several different media iterations of the movie and some actually had the name printed. Otherwise I would have been at a loss trying to capture the correct annunciation from a sound bite. Glad you liked it.



gigi91 on August 2, 2007


Richard Ryer on August 2, 2007

Greetings Gigi91, Thanks so much for visiting my collection and finding the killer rabbit. The beast has been spotted several times the last few winters, so it is still not safe in the woods.



Richard Ryer on August 2, 2007

Greetings D&H, They tried in England, but after it killed several knights they resorted to the Holy Handgrenade and blew him up, or so they thought. I believe he made his escape to America, disguised as a brewer of fine beers and made his way to the Rocky Mountains, where he now lurks at higher elevations.



Alfred Schaffer on August 26, 2007

Great shot! Congratulations!

Richard Ryer on August 26, 2007

Greetings Alfred, Thanks for bravely visiting the killer rabbit from Monty Python and The Holy Grail. I just loved the way he hung out on his front porch watching us go by.



Richard Ryer on October 3, 2007

Greetings Hamzars, Thanks for visiting the Snowshoe Hare and commenting. I've only seen a couple of these guys in all the winters. They are fun to look at.



La Mugna on October 8, 2007

Pretty :)

Richard Ryer on October 9, 2007

Greetings La Mugna, Thanks for visiting and commenting on the winter hare. It was pretty neat seeing him and getting pictures. A lot of people went by him and didn't know he was there.



ULISES888 on October 31, 2007

bonita foto....Ulises

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