Friday, August 14, 2009

Hare Weaning

Recently a customer of mine sent me a photograph of leverets suckling when they were almost the same size as the doe. Usually leverets are weaned after about four weeks. It is very rare to spot this intimacy between a hare and her leveret since they tend to visit their young once a day, usually after dusk. Click here to read more of my story in the Malton Gazette & Herald this month.


  1. Robert this painting is BEAUTIFUL. I am a rabbit lover myself after keeping so many as a child, but Hares are something else altogether. I will be popping in more to your blog to learn more about wildlife. Very informative post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. No problem. Glad you are enjoying the blog!