Brown Hare
Fact File
Taken on Islay on 14th April 2010 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
 

 
Brown Hare.
Scientific Name:
Family:
Order:
A.K.A.
Lepus europaeus.
Leporidae.
Lagomorpha.  
European Hare.
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Length:
Primarily live in open fields and pasture
usually near agricultural areas and bordered
by hedgerows and woods.
Shallow forms like clumps of grass, weeds or brush.
Herbivore. Grasses, bulbs, tree bark, and twigs.
They have been known to eat their own green,
pellet feces to recover proteins and vitamins.
Two to three adult hares can eat as much as one sheep.
60-75 cm with a tail length of 7–11 cm.