Snowshoe Hare

  • weigh 900 to 2000g (2 -4 lbs)
  • large hind feet adapted for traveling in the snow; agile and quick
  • colour change takes place in spring and fall, turning grayish-brown to bright white
  • great hearing
  • sense danger with their nose and whiskers
  • live in thick brushy woods and dense alders or open softwood swamps
  • crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dusk and dawn 
  • eat grass and leaves; feed on bark and twigs in the winter
  • due to disease and predation live fewer than three years

Red Fox

  • weigh 3.6 to 6.8kg
  • 90 to 112cm in length; tail makes up 1/3
  • average life span is 3 to 6 years
  • not all are red; can be black, silver or brown
  • dog-like, sharp-pointed face, light body build
  • tip of tail is always white
  • Males are called dogs, females are vixens
  • littler size ranges from 1 to 10 pups
  • live on the edge of forests, prairies and farmlands
  • nocturnal, but can be seen during the day
  • great sight, sense of smell and hear; great hunters
  • hunt voles, mice and hares; will feed on plants, fruits and berries 
  • Canada's most widespread mammal
Little Brown Bat
  • only bat native to PEI
  • weigh up to 14kg and measure 17cm long
  • brown with gray underneath and bluish-gray wings
  • can fly at speeds of 35 km/h
  • nocturnal
  • hibernate during the winter
  • White-nose Syndrome, a fungal disease, is causing major problems for the bat population