Brown Hare

Lepus europaeusThe brown hare is an open space inhabitant – it lives in fields, meadows, forest edges, shrubbery. The summer coat of the hare is reddish brown, with dark ripple on the back and sides. The winter one is lighter and more opulent. The species feeds on shoots, bush bark and grass. In the winter, the animal quite frequently damages orchard trees and saplings in forest nurseries. During the day, hares usually hide in a shelter, coming to forage with the twilight. In 1986-1990, an average of 3.4 thousand hides per year was procured.

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