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Lepus europaeus

Lepus europaeus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-11 13:35
Viewed: 5969
Points: 6
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The European Hare or Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) is a species of hare native to northern, central, and western Europe and western Asia.
It is a mammal adapted to temperate open country. It is related to the similarly appearing rabbit, which is in the same family but a different genus. It breeds on the ground rather than in a burrow and relies on speed to escape.
It is larger, longer-eared, and longer-legged than a rabbit. It has a body size of 50-70 cm and a tail length of 7-11 cm. The weight for a full-grown adult ranges from 2.5 to 6.5 kg. It can run at speeds of up to 70 km/h (45 mi/h). It is strictly herbivorous. It eats grasses and herbs during the summer months but changes to feeding on twigs, bark, and the buds of young trees in winter, making it a pest to orchard farmer.
The European Hare is now wild in Eastern North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and many islands including Tasmania, the Falklands, Barbados and Reunion.

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This photo is taken in Península Valdés, Argentina. Cropped format.

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European Hare, Lepus europaeus, and cape hare have been split up from each other in recent years, of which former i believe is yours.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-12 13:35]

Hi Ferran
this is a nice image
well done.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-13 9:18]

Hola Ferrán,
si, creo que es una liebre europea. Estas fueron introducidas en casi toda la Patagonia, en parte para practicar caza deportiva, pero se adaptó muy bien y se empezó a desarrollar sola.
La que sí es patagónica es la Mara (diolichotis australis), pero es muy diferente.
Te felicito por haber logrado que se quedara quieta! son terribles cuando ven gente, se escapan de nada. Además, es raro verlas de días, por lo general tienen habitos nocturnos.
Lograste un buen perfil y también mostrar cómo se mimetiza con el pasto.
Gracias por compartir,
saludos! que tengas buen dia

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