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Brown Hare

Lepus europeus

Lepus europaeus


Body length 60 cm; tail length 8 cm; weight 4 kg. Adults fawn to ginger-brown; very long ears; gangling appearance.

Habitat and Range:

Farmland, paddocks and spacious allotments with long grass or adjacent cover. Central Qld to Tas. Europe, South-east Asia and North America.


Common. Mostly nocturnal; solitary; does not burrow. From 8 - 10 young born per female per year.


Smooth droppings,  the shape of a slightly flattened 15 mm sphere.

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