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Life in the Hare-um
They seem to like company. When feeding, they often gather in groups of 10-60, and in the northernmost parts of their range, they have been known to gather in groups of up to 300. In the coldest winter weather, they sometimes huddle together to keep warm.
There is safety in numbers - while some rest and feed, the others act as guards. When alarmed, they rise up on their hind legs to look for danger.
Those hind legs have other uses as well. The hares can smell food under the snow, and if the snow is too crusty they'll thump on it with their powerful feet. If that doesn't work, they'll gnaw through the icy crust with their sharp teeth!
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