Fairsnape Spring Hares

Spring is here in the UK and one aspect of wildlife behaviour involves the brown hare, typically these creatures are to be seen ‘boxing’ as males and females pair up at this time of year. They tend to live on open agricultural land but do not burrow.
I researched local hotspots and set off to recce places in and around Fairsnape in the forest of Bowland. I took the camera of course, sadly  there was no boxing on show but this specimen came across to see what I was up to !!
The Hares differ from the more common rabbit population most evidently in their much larger hind legs and long pointed ears, they are also substantially larger in body.

 

 

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