The brown hare is known for its long,
black-tipped ears and fast running - it can reach speeds of
45mph when evading predators. Thought to have been introduced
into the UK in Roman Times, the brown hare is now considered
It is most common in grassland habitats
and at woodland edges, favouring a mosaic of arable fields,
grasses and hedgerows. It grazes on vegetation and the bark of
young trees and bushes.
I was lucky enough to spot this
hare whilst taking an early morning walk in Suffolk, I paused
to take a few photographs whilst the inquisitive hare casually
approached me, allowing me to take some incredible close up
photographs in the early morning sunlight.