There is little in the year that compares to the English Mad March!! .
A time of year that the most majestic of creatures puts on a show that if witnessed will never be forgotten at least not by those who appreciate the natural beauty of such a wild and elusive creature. Those who have followed me since last March will know how i feel about Brown Hares and why i hold them in such high regard. .
Watching Hares box is nothing short of an honour and i will gladly share just how beautiful it is with all who will lend me an ear. The Hares this month will show off the most unbelievable natural acrobatics, leaping through the air at speed, front legs up and cocked back almost as if the bells about to ring any second, ready to strike its opponent in the most deliberate fashion! .
Now don't make the mistake in thinking these Hares are both male.. because they are not! This is the female (doe) trying out her male provocateurs, testing their abilities and often winning!! This usually happens when a male is being too persistent with a female, chasing her across fields in an attempt to mate. Eventually when she has had enough, she’ll turn around and try to fend him off just like this. .
The most fierce and vigorous beauty of these animals leaves me with a sense hysteria that i cannot possibly put into words.
Just amazing! .
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