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Another cold day at winter camp on the Wood River. The snow from the previous day is nearly 6 inches deep today. The hunters find 2 deer and 14 rabbits.

From the journals...

at 3 oClock 17° abo 0, in the evening the wind raised and Shifted to the North    Cought 14 rabits & Killed 2 Deer—

William Clark

Eastern cottontail, Sylvilagus floridanus

Fat, tan rabbit sitting in the snow

Photo ©2009 D. Gordon E. Robertson. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.