Sadly, sick or dead hares. Research by the University of East Anglia has found evidence that a deadly rabbit virus has spread to Brown Hares. Since September, sick and dying hares have been reported in Dorset. If you find a freshly dead hare that hasn't been roadkill, or see a sickly one, please take a photo and email it to Dr Diana Bell at the University (D.Bell@uea.ac.uk) with the location (the app OS Locate will give you precise coordinates/lat&long). If you are able to double bin-bag a corpse for them to collect and post mortem, it would be very helpful.
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