Arctic Hare

Blue Bun was the first Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus) equipped with 'real' ear tags by David Gray's research team. Blue Bun became partial to the dried apples used for bait and regularly chased others away from traps so that he could get caught again. First caught in 1985, he was also seen in spring the next year. Not seen after that, his antics were missed!

Image credits: David R. Gray
Canadian Museum of Nature

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