Oh, that's just our eastern vole, whole nuther pest.
We have a remnant snowshoe hare population that lives in the relic boreal forest on top of Whitetop and Mt Rogers. I saw an article in the paper where they are in decline, they are holding on to their winter coats beyond the end of snow and are easy for predators to pick out. I'm wondering if that will get them or if that will pressure them into changing coats earlier. Should be interesting to watch.