Mammal > Hare
The field-hare is mainly twilight and night-active, however, at the beginning of the reproductive-time in the late winter and in the spring also day-active. The animals are loners outside the mating season and rest during the day in flat, mostly well covered hollows called Sasse. At danger, they "press" motionless at the ground and seize the escape only in the last moment. Hares reach speeds of up to 70 km per hour over short distances and jump up to 2 m high. The animals can also swim well.
Hares are about 50 cm long. The fur color is variable yellowish gray, ocher-brown or reddish-brown with yellow shades and black speckled. The underside is creamy white. The ears are pale gray and show at the top a black, roughly triangular spot. The tail is black on the upper side and white on the lower side. In winter coat, the sides of the head, including the base of the ears are white and the hips are grayish.
Hares are thrown because of their size, either at the side or the middle of the road and are often run over several times. Identifying features are the size, coat color, the long ears and hind legs. The ears and the hind legs usually remain in often run over or longer lying animals and serve as a good identifying feature.