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Bog trotting Hare

On our ramblings around Mull last month we came across one or two hares. They were quite different from either Lowland Brown Hares or Mountain Hares. In fact they are Irish Hares Lepus timidus hibernicus which are a subspecies of the Mountain Hare. It seems they were introduced onto Mull and other islands in the Western Isles in the early Twentieth Century.
They have a few distinguishing features such as shorter white fringed ears, white on the rear legs and on the under-tail. They are a lot cuter than both mainland Hares and apparently rarely turn white in winter.

Irish Hare

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