a wild rabbit with a strong gamey flavor. This is not a wild version of the rabbits raised domestically for food in Europe and some parts of the United States, but another type. It may not be used in place of rabbit in a recipe.
The "rabbit" of the North Country, the Snowshoe Hare ( Lepus americanus) is prey for many species, including the elusive Lynx ( Lynx canadensis). Known for its large feet and seasonal change of color. Missâbos in the Ojibwe.