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Lagomorpha / Leporidae
Got it, Daniele. Thanks. Quite amazing. Lepus are more fertile than ever, or so it would appear.
A very beautiful, and a very cute Hare....
Read my comment below Neil, it's all explained :-)
A new word for my vocabulary. Thanks. I'll use it as often as possible in the next week to let it sink in... and possibly annoy people as well :)
it was superfetation i was about to write but looks like it ended up differently !
Congratulations, Martin. Great spotting and photo. You could put your last comment into the notes, because it tells the story. The word "prefetation" I haven't heard before. What does it mean?
Wow !! Thank you ;)Was indeed a funny photo !He didn‘t see me actually, so i took a few shots and by the noise of my cam he knew there was something going on. then i lowered my cam and looked at the hare‘s eyes. in that moment he realized me and dashed away !!About prefetation i had heard before, yet i had no clue that this was already known in ancient Greece !!!!
Maybe past the peak but breeding season ends in August :-)
Congrats Martin. It's got that look in the eye even though it's not a March hare.
Congratulations Martin, your European Hare has been chosen as our Easter Spotting of the Day:"The Easter Bunny is paying us a visit! This European Hare (Lepus europaeus) is our Spotting of the Day. Rabbits and hares (family Leporidae) are prolific breeders and have long been held as fertility symbols. More than 2,000 years ago ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle was first to suggest that hares could get pregnant while already pregnant. This mechanism, known as superfetation, allows hares to develop a second pregnancy before the previous litter has been delivered. It is thought to increase their reproductive success. While rare and considered abnormal for most mammals superfetation has also been observed for European badgers and American minks".Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/9...
Spotted on Jul 4, 2014 Submitted on Jul 4, 2014
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