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Brown Hare

Observed: 17th March 2010 By: DioctriaDioctria’s reputation in Mammals
Hare
Description:

Never seen a Hare in Leicestershire before, but spotted this while out on the bike. Only a very distant shot as I only had a small pocket camera with me.

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Brown Hare

Lovely, my favourite UK mammal. I saw two of them when out walking a couple of weeks ago but didn't have my camera on me (Northamptonshire). Spring is on its way!

Rose

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Spring!

It's certainly been promisingly warm the last couple of days. Spring can't come soon enough after this dreary winter.

There was another individual that popped up briefly by the hedge but I couldn't tell whether it was another hare or a rabbit and didn't manage to get a photo.

David

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Information and recording Hare sightings in Leics

Hi,
Totally agree about the dreary winter, but things are looking up.
Hare are included in the Priority Species of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan
http://www.ukbap-reporting.org.uk/
This is a nice website about hare
http://www.hare-preservation-trust.co.uk/history.html
Also your County Council in Leicestershire have a really good environment section and have been urging people to get in involved and report amongst other things sighting of Hare
http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/environment/naturalenvironment/celebrating...

Rose