Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Baby mountain hares

We've a few mountain hares about the site, but recently there have been some leverets (= baby hares) at the KAIRA site.

Mountain leveret near the storage container (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

Mountain leveret under the High-Band Antenna array (Photo: J. Keskitalo)

The Finnish word for mountain hare is jänis.  This is also a slang word for someone who is a bit shy and reserved. The Latin scientific name of the mountain hare is Lepus timidus . So as you might imagine, these are not particularly bold creatures and we are lucky to get photographs of them.

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