Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sunday Stamps

lepus arcticus aka arctic hare or polar rabbit 
they look like rabbits but have shorter ears and can stand up taller and are adapted to live in the tundra regions of Greenland and northernmost parts of Canada, like Labrador and Nunavut. this is another in the cute baby animals series Canada is producing

lepus europaeus aka brown hare, eastern jackrabbit
is adapted to the temperate, open country of northern, central and eastern Europe and western Asia, which could be why both Russia and Belarus have honoured him on their stamps.

Since Viridian gave us a choice of anything we wanted, I am dedicating this theme for Maggie May who asked last week "where are the rabbits"?

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding me on how to differentiate a rabbit from a hare. :p

    I always forget. Hehe.

    Nice stamps,esp the leaping hare from Canada.

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  2. Reading your post made me realise I don't have rabbit stamps in my collection yet! Not even a Roger Rabbit, hahaha. These are beautiful stamps. When I was younger I used to bug my parents about having rabbits as pets.

    Postcards Crossing

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  3. We have lots of rabbits here in the wild, but I don't know about hares. I suppose hunters would know. I would have to go to a good butcher to find out. One that sells wild things.

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  4. These are great stamps. I once had an article published on hares.

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  5. Lovely stamps, I used to have pet rabbits as a child, so I like the rabbit stamps a lot :)

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  6. I believe I do have the Belarus stamp and also the Canadian Year of the Rabbit issue.

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  7. The Belarus stamp is my favorite.

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  8. Wow...... they are lovely!
    I like them all.
    Thank you so much for finding them for me. I feel really honoured!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  9. Rabbit, hare... they are all bunnies for me ;)

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  10. Beautiful collection. What a fun "theme". I think the bottom Canadian red stamp is my favorite.

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  11. Love those Belarus stamps - the Hare really stands out.

    Its ages since I saw a real hare though :(

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  12. Hmmmm, rabbits are a real problem in Australia as they are an introduced species and they multiply, well, like rabbits! They cause a great deal of environmental damage and compete with the native wildlife.

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  13. I always wondered what the difference between rabbit and hare was! Love the stamps--especially the two Canadian ones.

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