The Indian hare-Lepus nigricollis (Guvier) (Saslo)

The Indian hare is an animal of open fields and plains. It prefers busy tracts alternating with cultivation. It is usually nocturnal in habit. By day, it lies up in a scooped out hollow or ' form ' made in the patch of grass. In this respect, it differs i from the true rabbit which lives in a burrow and does not occur in India. This animal' is a great menace to cultivation. Reduced by snaring and shooting, I the greatest cause for the decline in its population has been the destruction j of plant cover, which is still untouched in the southern fringes of the Banni.

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