Total Dimensions: Height 4'' x Width 6''
Approximate Weight: 4 LBS
Original Reproduction: Original
The European hare also known as the brown hare, Eastern Jackrabbit and Eastern prairie hare, is a species of hare native to northern, central, and western Europe and western Asia. It is a mammal adapted to temperate open country. It is related to the similarly appearing rabbit. which is in the same family but a different genus. It breeds on the ground rather than in a burrow and relies on speed to escape. Normally shy animals, due that they lives a largely solitary lifestyle. Over all hares change their behavior in spring, when they can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around meadows. During this spring frenzy, hares can be seen "boxing". This is where hares strike one another with their paws. For a long time it had been thought that this was inter-male competition, but closer observation has revealed that it is usually a female hitting a male, either to show that she is not yet quite ready to mate or as a test of his determination. It is mostly nocturnal and crepuscular and forages between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. During daytime, a hare will crouch in a depression called a "form" and are partially hidden with its back showing. Hares are capable of running in speeds of up to 35 mph in a straight line.When running form the predators, the hare can dodge and change direction quickly. They will even dive into streams and can swim. Little evidence shows that hares stay within a restricted home range. Predators of the hare include the red fox, wolf, coyote, wild cats and birds of prey. Although they are usually quiet, hares will make low grunts and females will make "guttural" calls to her young. They emit a shrill call when caught or hurt. This is a perfect gift to give around spring time and Easter. This sculpture was cast using the "Lost Wax Method" and has a two tone brown patina and is mounted on a black marble base and signed by artist Nick.