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A burrowing nocturnal rodent (Pedetes capensis) of southern Africa, having long powerful hind legs with which it leaps like a kangaroo.

[Partial translation of Afrikaans springhaas : spring, to leap up; see springbok + haas, hare.]
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A lot of people say it was a spring hare but I say: 'No, mate.
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His chilling catalogue lists targets and prices, rangingfrompounds 10 for a defenceless spring hare to pounds 1,350 for a leopard.