European Hare (Lepus europaeus)

By Ed Lewis

European Hare (Lepus europaeus)

Hares are much longer-limbed and swifter than rabbits. They use their powerful hind legs to escape predation by outrunning their enemies, and have been known to reach speeds of 72kph (45mph). Brown hares are widespread throughout central and western Europe, including most of the UK, where they were introduced by the Romans. Courtship involves boxing, and this well-known ‘mad March hare’ behaviour actually involves unreceptive females fending off passionate males.
Did you know?
The European hare is the fastest land mammal in the UK.


  • countryside
  • wildlife
  • hares
  • hare

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watercolour on board
4 Years ago

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Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra)
Ed Lewis

Specialising in painting wildlife and classic cars using watercolour on board. Commissions taken.


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Leeds United Kingdom
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