Belgian Hare

Belgian Hare

The Belgian Hare is not a hare. The Belgian Hare is a rabbit. Let’s compare the two…

Hares are usually bigger and faster, have longer feet and ears, have very strong back legs, and are great runners. They are loners living in simple nests above ground only coming together to “party,” after which they enjoy a lovely meal of hard bark or small twigs. If all goes well in the aforementioned party-time, their young is called a leveret. They are fancy.

Rabbits have been domesticated and can make great pets. All breeds of rabbit (except for the cottontail) live underground in burrows, which makes it easier to be social when everyone walking/slithering/stalking above you wants to eat you or do experiments on you and your whole family. Both rabbits and hares are “party-animals.” They breed a lot. A LOT. A young rabbit is called a bunny or a kitten. 

Back to the lady above: the Belgian Hare has rich chestnut fur with large, alert eyes. Like most normal humans, these rabbits enjoy the weather, climate, and temperament of sunny Southern California. They are very graceful and always on the go, prancing and leaping like they are starring in their own personal animal ballet. Perhaps something like, Rabbit Lake or The Carrotcracker or Bunny Quixote or The Rite of Rabbit.

I was going to put a “hop to it” joke here, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. You are welcome.