Looking for Alice

While we were in the Scottish Highlands last weekend we saw a magical animal.

I love watching Hares at anytime but combine the moment with one that turns white in winter and adapts itself so well to its environment then they becomes irresistible. The Mountain Hare evades its nemesis, the Golden Eagle, by sitting motionless and becoming a rock. We found this one in an undisturbed part of the mountains. The only thing that gave it away was the neat row of footprints leading to its hiding place.

7 Responses to “Looking for Alice”

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    beautiful photo and love the title 😀

    • Apr 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Joanna. Moutain Hares are one of my favourites so I was pleased to see this one as well as get a photo. More often than not all you get is a Hare’s behind disappearing at rapid speed across the mountainside.

  2. Apr 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    But it looks so cold. Or maybe I just feel cold after looking at the snow. lol

    • Apr 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      It looks so cold because it was! – five degrees below and four layers of waterproofs – in April for gods sake!

      • Apr 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

        Our April has been full of rain, somewhat scarce here. The flowers are blooming and the hills are green. Unfortunately, we know it won’t continue. We’ll never be the Pacific Northwest. The beautiful green hills will be dry and brown hills in the fall and subject to burning during our wildfire season.

      • Apr 28, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        Here in Norfolk some 500 miles south of Scotland we had drought restrictions imposed on the 1st April – since then it hasn’t stopped raining! – typical.

      • Apr 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        Maybe we should try that here during the 11 months that it doesn’t rain! lol

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