Does the hair from the feet of snowshoe rabbits have magical properties? Jim Cannon thinks so:
• The hair is water–repellant and very buoyant
• It is crinkled but still very soft and very fine. Thus, unlike calf tail, it fills a lot of space without needing a large amount of fibers.
• It has a wonderful sheen and natural sparkle with a translucent quality.
• It traps a lot of air
• Stiff enough to stand upright, it remains a very tough and durable hair fiber.