Mammal Monday

This European or Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) was as big as most of the dogs in Göteborg. We were surprised to see it on a backstreet one evening. I think some of the locals were, too. The species has been expanding its range in Sweden.Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris).Like our Eastern Greys, which have become invasive in other parts of Europe, these are very active in parks. Eastern Cottontail back on the homefront, in Prospect Park last week.

2 Responses to “Mammal Monday”


  1. 1 alaspooryorick May 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

    love the spike-tipped ears on the Eastern Greys. clues as to function?

    • 2 mthew May 16, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Those are actually the Red Squirrels. From http://www.rsne.org.uk/about-squirrels

      “Red squirrels are well known for having tufts on their ears. These tufts are present for most of the year but are moulted in late summer and regrow in early autumn. They are most prominent in the winter months. Grey squirrels never have ear tufts.”


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