On my North Shore trip I also saw this Snowshoe Hare transitioning from its snowy white winter coat to its brown summer coat. There are patches of white fur above the nose, and on the ears, legs, and belly. There are a few strands of white fur sticking out through the brown fur on the side of the hare. They look much longer than the brown fur. I guess you would expect that; the hare needs a much heavier coat to stay warm in the winter.