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leveret

a young hare.
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In his 13-year study of one mountain hare population in the Scottish Highlands, Hewson (1976) did not find any clear association between recruitment and population density as there was considerable annual variation in survival, production of leverets and recruitment.
During this time, we did not see the male flying with an item larger than a passerine, but we often observed the female flying into the nest with large prey items that we later identified on the video as leverets and ptarmigan.
Her older leverets must learn to feed on grasses and other plants by themselves.
Lush fresh grass is essential for leverets, and modern practices of taking two or even three cuts-a-year, instead of one for hay, has taken a heavy toll.
The leverets were taken to Glenlark Nature Reserve near Gortin where they could be released into the wild within six weeks.
1992 9 leverets seen in one group; muskox herds of up to 17 seen 1993 herd of 29 hares; many leverets everywhere 1994 "many leverets seen"
I heard recently that a farmer blamed the absence of hares these days on red Kites eating their leverets.
A green Rover 200 believed to have been used in the shooting was found dumped the next day at The Leverets in Handsworth, Birmingham.
n Hares can grow to 70 cm long and weight up to 5kgs n An adult hare can reach speeds of 70 km an hour n Unlike rabbits, which are born blind and without fur, the hare is born with a coat, can see and can move unaided n A female can have three or four litters of two to four leverets a year
Increased and early cutting of grass has led to the death of leverets, as has the use of pesticides.
Farmers in the scheme leave wide grass margins in arable fields where the grass grows long and provides shelter for resting adults and leverets.