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European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Observed: 12th May 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in MammalsThistle’s reputation in MammalsThistle’s reputation in Mammals
European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Description:

Deaf? Or just very used to people passing close by? A good view of the white tail (or scut) and the ears which are much shorter than those of the hare.

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Comments

Gill Sinclair's picture

Myxomatosis?

Could have Myxomatosis rather than being deaf.

Gill Sinclair
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Myxomatosis

My impression was of a healthy animal. It seemed to be eating happily and, though you can't see them in the photo, there was nothing obviously wrong with its eyes.

Ian