European hare

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Noun1.European hare - large hare introduced in North AmericaEuropean hare - large hare introduced in North America; does not turn white in winter
genus Lepus, Lepus - type genus of the Leporidae: hares
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
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The European hare was introduced to Ireland during the late 19th century for the purposes of hare coursing.
The American grey squirrel, for example, passes a deadly virus to native red squirrels, whilst European hares threaten the ecological and genetic integrity of the native Irish hare through competition and interbreeding.
Planet Earth: An Illustrated History is a stunningly beautiful coffee table book, featuring full-color photography of Earth's environment and biosphere--from a grizzly bear about to catch a salmon mid-leap to penguin parents protecting their chicks to the leaping courtship of European hares and much more.

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