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leveret

a young hare.
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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.
Now that many predators are recovering, leverets are vulnerable to stoats, buzzards and crows.
The leverets were taken to Glenlark Nature Reserve near Gortin where they could be released into the wild within six weeks.
He said: "The big problem with leverets is stress but Daphne and Aaron handled the situation very well and looked after them properly during the crucial early hours of their lives.
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.
Although both hares and lapwings prefer to nest in short-grazed swards, stocking levels must be kept low to prevent disturbance and trampling of young leverets and chicks.
One lady from Cwmystwyth, told us a hare gave birth to three leverets in her back garden.