Rabbits and Hares: The Difference

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Source: National Geographic

I was fairly certain after 10 years of having a blog that I would have had at least one article about the difference between Rabbits and Hares…I searched but could not find one. I guess I never did. Needless to say I figured this would be a shoe-in of a post.

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Rabbits and Hares are not the same animals, though they share a ton of similarities.

I mean, just looking at the two species you can figure something is different. Rabbits tend to be more social, shorter eared, cuter, loving. Hares look more like they have a more muscular body type with longer legs and ears. Just to name a few.

It is good to see that there is an article that at least attempts to quell the misunderstanding that these are the same animal. As the article explains:

Hares and rabbits are in the same family, Leporidae, but they’re “different species, like sheep and goats are different species,” Steven Lukefahr, a geneticist at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, said via email.

And that’s not the only difference, check out the article to read and educate yourself on Rabbits and Hares: National Geographic

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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