Rabbits, hares, and pikas are members of the lagomorph family with long incisor teeth that grow throughout their lives. The largest hares can be 28 inches long. Hares use their larger legs to run from predators while smaller rabbits prefer to seek underground hideouts to avoid predators. While rabbits have the same fur color year-round, many hares can change their coats with the seasons. The pika is related but does not have the furry tail, long ears, or long legs.
The snowshoe hare changes color from brown to snow white in winter. That way it blends in with the Canadian taiga, a harsh biome of deep snowfall and below-freezing temperatures for over half the year.