Peadar na Breac's picture

I don't think he can see me behind this rock... Oh yes he can

Observed: 8th May 2013 By: Peadar na BreacPeadar na Breac’s reputation in MammalsPeadar na Breac’s reputation in MammalsPeadar na Breac’s reputation in Mammals
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the naturalist man's picture

Irish hare

Always an easy one being the only hare in Ireland. Good light, especially in the second photo, you can see the paler, richer colour of their coats.

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Peadar na Breac's picture

Not so...

Hi Graham. The Brown Hare ( Lepus europaeus ) is present in Ireland. Several introductions were carried out (from Britain ) in the 19th century and there are established populations in counties Fermanagh, Donegal and Derry. Introductions to counties Cork and Waterford survived for a time but no specimens have been seen for a long time according to work carried out in 1994.
Regards Peter

the naturalist man's picture

Ooops!

Thanks for the correction.

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