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Heymatt:

What's the difference between a hare and a rabbit? Size? Musical stylings?

-- Jay, the net

Hair. Hair stylings. Well, actually baby hair. Hares are born with hair, rabbits aren't. Hare babies have their eyes open, rabbit babies don't. Hare babies can hop around shortly after birth, rabbit babies just lie there for a while. After a few weeks, though, it's a little harder to tell. But imagine a cottontail next to a jackrabbit: the jackrabbit has longer ears, longer back legs, and is somewhat bigger. That�s because a jackrabbit is a hare, which generally outsize cottontails and others of the rabbit clan.

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