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Photographer's Note

This is a European hare (Lepus Europeaus). The photo is taken in the outskirts of Uppsala but hares are not unusual in parks and laws in central Uppsala, in particular in evenings, nigths and early mornings since hares first and foremost are nocturals animals.

In Sweden there are two species of hares, European hare and Mountain hare (Lepus Timidus). The European hare has a length of 50-70 cm excluding the tail which is about 10 cm while the smaller Mountain hare has a length of 45-55 cm and the tail is is 5-7 cm.

The Mountain hare was introduced in Sweden in the late 1800's. Nowadays, it is very common in rural areas up to southern Norrland (the northern half of Sweden). There are also hybrids of European hares and Mountains hares in borderlands to the woodlands. Unlike the Mountain hare the European hare does not change colour in winter. The Mountain hare’s change of colour to white in winter is an adaptation to the northern climate. It has thus camouflage in the snow.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2528 W: 85 N: 3719] (14641)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 10:34
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