Wild rabbit refers to the order Lagomorpha. It is considered the birthplace of Southern Europe. On the territory of Ukraine introduced at the end of the last century. Body length – up to 40 cm and live weight – 1.5-2 kg, is painted in dark gray with a reddish tinge cysts, low abdomen lighter. In southern areas, while settling for worthless lands wild rabbit can become an ordinary hunting-fishing species, dramatically increasing the biological productivity of hunting grounds. However, the desire a high number in a limited area almost without exception, the surplus population often leads to erosion and loss of forage established colonies. Wild rabbits prefer to inhabit open areas land – prairie ravines, small copses, while not avoiding the vicinity of human habitation. Colonies live in burrows, readily settle in the quarries, the stacks of straw man arranged shelters and other shelters.
Reproduction wild rabbit starts in March (3 – 4 litters of 3-7 rabbits). A female gives birth to a year on average, 15-20 rabbits. The gestation period 28-30 days, the rabbits are born naked and blind. Milk feeding lasts up to a month. Mortality young is high, especially in rainy seasons. Mature rabbits are aged less than one year, some specimens to 5-6 months, but more often involved in breeding the following spring.
Feed the rabbits away from the hole and not go under slightest danger hidden in it. Not run very fast, but nimble, following trails. Life activity of rabbits can be seen at any time of day, but the greatest activity in them is at dusk.