This little fellow is a Snowshoe hare, so named because of their large hind feet. We call him Notchear because he has a notch on one of his ears.
Hares have been regular visitors to our area but the past couple of years we have seen an increase in their numbers. We figure that there is a family of them living close by, probably in the thickets on the Northeast side of our property. So far they have been no problem, preferring the clover in the yard over our garden goodies. This makes us quite happy since we really do enjoy seeing them around.