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Lepus capensis

Brown Hare, European Hare

Distinguished from the more common European Rabbit by its larger size, much longer dark-tipped ears, black upper tail surface and more upright stance. It does not burrow but hides in grass tussocks or similar above ground cover.

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Lepus capensis (Brown Hare, European Hare) at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park - 11 Jan 2020 by 2020Shoalhaven Lepus capensis (Brown Hare, European Hare) at Bomaderry Creek - 14 Aug 2019 by Mike Leggett
Lepus capensis (Brown Hare, European Hare) at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park - 11 Jan 2020 by 2020Shoalhaven
Lepus capensis (Brown Hare, European Hare) at Bomaderry Creek - 14 Aug 2019 by Mike Leggett

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Species information

  • Lepus capensis Scientific name
  • Brown Hare, European Hare Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest
  • 52.66m Recorded at altitude

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