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European Hare Lepus europaeus


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European Hare
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Family: Leporidae, Hares and Rabbits view all from this family

Description A large, thickly-furred hare. Brownish above with black hairs in summer, white below. Grayish above in winter. Tail black top, pale below. Moderately long ears.

Dimensions Length 600-750 mm; Wt 2.7-5.4 kg

Habitat Meadows & fields

Range Great Lakes, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Canada

Discussion Native to Old World, introduced into Dutchess County, New York, in 1893, the European Hare is now found from the Great Lakes region east to New York and New England.