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A brown hare facing the camera

Brown Hare Lepus europaeus 

The brown hare has very long black-tipped ears; large, long, powerful hind legs. They are much redder than the mountain hare, and with a black-topped tail. There is yellow flecking to the fur, more so than grey-brown rabbits. The brown hare is larger than rabbits. Image: Margaret Holland (Flickr).

Find out more: The Mammal Society, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, People's Trust for Endangered Species, iNaturalist

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