Boxing Hare Tattoo by Matt
A brown Hare drawn and tattooed by Matt Curtis in his distinctive style.
Why do Hares Box? They are famous in this country for their energetic behaviour, and March in particular is when they are known to ‘box’ frantically with one another.
These ‘mad March hares’ are in their mating season. The boxing happens when a male is being too persistent with a female, chasing her across fields in an attempt to mate. Eventually when she has had enough, she’ll turn around and try to fend him off in a fierce boxing match!