A hare raising experience...

...not a miniature post, but still very small and cute! When we came back from our trip to England last week, we had a new addition to the...

...not a miniature post, but still very small and cute!

When we came back from our trip to England last week, we had a new addition to the little menagerie at our home: a baby hare. Our neighbour's kids had rescued the poor little thing from the claws of a cat and brought it to our house. As we weren't home, my mother (an experienced maternity nurse lol) and our son took care of the new baby.

He has been thriving on goat's milk, generous portions of hay, herbs (read: weeds from our garden, of which we have plenty) and special baby bunny food. He (I think it is a he) is now heavy enough to be weened off the milk. Thankfully he is eating all of the other things very well as well.

We have to let him go eventually, as we have a law in Holland which states you cannot keep any kind of wildlife in captivity. So we have to get him slowly reacquainted with the big outdoors again soon. Until that time, we are so enjoying him...isn't he the just the sweetest little thing?




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18 comments

  1. He is so sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Definitely he IS the sweetest creature I have laid my eyes on in a while. So cute! Rosanna

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  3. My granddaughter said that she is the sweetes baby-rabit in the world.
    Hugs Kati

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  4. Awwww Aren't they the sweetest things.

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  5. OK... You are making us all suffer now. I know I can't be alone.
    Where are the pictures of what you bought at KDHF. lol ;-) I know they are going to be wonderful.

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  6. Haha, yes, but I'm working on it Catherine.

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  7. That's so cute and remind me the 4 ones we have rescued closed to our work and just a 30 minutes later there were gone with this special animal assistance care...Ducth are really well organised for that.. Doei, Claude

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  8. I've never seen anything so cute in my entire life--he is totally adorable. I think I'm in love! :-)

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  9. Of course he is a "he". He is making a girl like me going crazy about him - sooooooo cute. I'm sure, it will be hard to let him go, but there will be a "she" for him, that fits better. So just be happy, that you had the chance to rescue him. Wonderful!
    Andrea

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  10. AAAAAAAAAAH, sooooooo cute!!! Enjoy his (or is he actually a she? we'll never know probably) company while it lasts, if there's anything he has a very high petting-factor...

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  11. Just a little update on our 'baby'...He (I'm still thinking it is a he, although it is very difficult to tell) is growing like cabbage, as we say in Dutch. He looks much more like a hare now, legs growing really long and he has these typical hare poses, quite different from rabbits. He spends the days outside in a run now, but still likes a good cuddle when we pick him up to bring inside.

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  12. Oooh la ... what a precious wee face exuding such innocence. it's no wonder we find the hedgerows so interesting, when we see what lives within!

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  13. He has doubled in size since we got him. Still very sweet and cuddly though. We'll have to let him go pretty soon...just hope he'll be OK.

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