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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 03-31-2012 06:48 PM 852 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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03-31-2012 06:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hare

We own a few hectares in the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede, in Portugal.
Our land is completely enclosed with a rabbit proof fence. Normally this is to keep critters out, but in our case it’s to keep the rabbits, and hares, in – ours might be the only place where they’re actually safe from being shot at.
Anyway, early this afternoon some of the hares were putting on a bit of a show, some of which I, very badly, captured, should anyone be interested – they’re magical creatures.
Usually at this time of year the vegetation is up around your waist and they’re hard to see but, having had basically no rain since November, the entire country is in serious trouble – nothing is growing.

Just shy of 4 minutes, there in 720p for the discerning viewer…

(PS The woodworking relevance here, even though I don’t need one for NST, is that I was supposed to be woodworkering, but that can always wait for “amanhã”!)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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woodklutz

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 08:07 PM

Thanks for sharing. Nature is wonderful, wish people were as nice as hares. As I understand, hares have no politics or religion to change them from their stated purpose of, lets us all get along.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 11:02 PM

Hi KnickKnack,
Interesting post, they are speedy little critters. Obviously you contain them for protection, don’t want to show my lack of knowledge, but why are you keeping them? Food, skins, lucky rabbit’s foot etc,????

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#3 posted 03-31-2012 11:20 PM

KnickKnack

Those are fun to watch aren’t they?!

... almost like kittens…

Those rabbits are really FAST! Reminds me of how Jack Rabbits run around in our deserts & Orange groves…

Fun animals…

You caught them pretty well.. I think…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 07:38 AM

Obviously you contain them for protection, don’t want to show my lack of knowledge, but why are you keeping them? Food, skins, lucky rabbit’s foot etc,????

When we bought the property it was already fenced, complete with rabbits and hares – the previous owner used to sell them to (mostly Spanish) people, for food.
I don’t do killing, so they’ve stayed. We do catch some of the “excess” rabbits, of which there are many, and let them out into the wild – rabbits are actually an endangered species in Europe. Some of them will, I’m sadly sure, get shot, but some won’t. Our cats have a few too.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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