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Hare or Rabbit - What’s the Difference?

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1. Look at the Ears and Feet: Are They Big or Small?

Hares have much bigger ears and feet than rabbits. Their back legs are also very long and strong compared to rabbits’ legs.

2. Look at the Body: Is it Big or Small?

Hares have much bigger bodies than rabbits.

European Hare

European Hare European Hare - Photo: Richard Guijt Photography/Shutterstock

European Rabbit

European Rabbit European Rabbit - Photo: Leena Robinson/Shutterstock

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