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European hare

Lepus europaeus

Notes:

In modern paganism, the hare (or rabbit) is associated with the spring goddess Eostre. In Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and some other European mainland countries, it still is the Easter hare rather than the Easter Bunny. The phase "mad as a March hare" was derived from observations of the hare’s breeding behavior. The hare is a character of some fables, such as The Tortoise and the Hare of Aesop. It also appears in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, in which Alice participates in a tea party with the March Hare and the Mad Hatter. Unfortunately this har took off the moment I spotted it

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6 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Thank you Alice! But the story came from the wikipedia site. Except for the last line of course.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

But your story made up for the lack of a full picture! Very nice.

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

Very lucky! At the moment I had my camera at hand but before I could ame properly he was gone.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lucky catch...
Here I find them disappeared within couple of seconds.... before take out my camera.... :(

FoTony
FoTony 8 years ago

They just don't like to pose that well.

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Nice shot, difficult to catch them :)

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Teylingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Apr 30, 2012
Submitted on Dec 12, 2012

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