The snowshoe hare is strictly vegetarian. It eats mostly grasses in the spring summer and fall, and during winter it eats the bark of young aspen trees.

    The snowshoe overcomes super cold temperatures by eating an exceptionable amout of tree bark and are known to eat carcasses of dead organisms and their own feces for a little extra nutrition.

    The hare serves as a host to very few parasites, but some flatworms and nematodes are known to live in the intestines of this organism. The hare has a fairly complicated digestive system, it has an extra long large intestine for fermentation of the plants that it eats.