White Ninja — Ezo Mountain Hare, Japan
The Ezo mountain hare in Japan's far north relies on a range of ninja-like survival strategies: white winter fur for camouflage in the snow; a hare-raising speed of 80 kilometers per hour; and the ability to magically disappear! Don't blink ... or you just might miss it! However, all that is thrown to the wind during the warm months of the mating season. With their alert level down and romance on their minds, their biggest nemesis, the Ezo red fox, enjoys its best chance to capture some prey.