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The European rabbit is a smallish, grey-brown (or sometimes black) mammal, although it ranks as medium-sized by lagomorph standards. It ranges from 34 to 50 cm in length, not counting a tail of 4 to 8 cm. Weight can range from approximately 1.1 to 2.5 kg. It has four sharp incisors (two on top, two on bottom) that grow continuously throughout its life, and two peg teeth on the top behind the incisors. Rabbits have long ears, large hind legs, and short, fluffy tails.
The European rabbit is well known for digging networks of burrows, called warrens, where it spends most of its time when not feeding.
There is three animals you will hardly miss in Shetlands: rabbits, sheep and ponies :-)