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Weasel with white winter coat

Winter Camouflage

Did you know that North Dakota's two hare (white-tailed jackrabbits and snowshoe hares) and three weasel (long-tailed, short-tailed and least) species turn white in the winter. For both species, turning white allows them to better blend into the snowy winter landscape. For weasels it has the added advantage of camouflaging them from their prey. (Pictured: long-tailed weasel and white-tailed jackrabbit).

Long-tailed weasel
White-tailed jackrabbit