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Rabbit, European Wild

Scientific Name: Oryctolagus cuniculus

Subspecies: 3 subspecies are recognised: European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus), North African rabbit (O. cuniculus algirus), Iberian rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

Distribution: Native to southwest Europe (Spain, Portugal and western France) and north west Africa (Morocco and Algeria). Widely introduced elsewhere.

Habitat: Vegetated areas, grasslands, scrublands and heaths. Most common in “transitional areas” between different habitat types.

Description: Smallish grey brown mammal with long ears, large hind legs and feet, and short fluffy tails. Ranges between 34 - 50cm in length(plus tail of 4 -8cm) and 1.1 to 2.5kg in weight.

Hunting method: Rough shooting, walking up.

Hunting available in: England, France, Scotland

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