25 Mar 2011

Friday 55

March Hares danced and leapt and boxed.
The reason why? Well, it had me foxed.
Spring Fever could be what's to blame -
unless they do it for a game. 

A spirited, abandoned bunny
is such a sight - it's really funny-
for sparring without boxing gloves
is the way he woos his lady loves! 

Once again, I join the ranks of G-man's  fifty-fivers!


  1. Gosh, they look like they mean business!

  2. It's always such a delight to see hares but they are such secretive creatures that it's only in the mating season that I manage occasionally to see them. Now rabbits - our imported furries - are everywhere!!
    Wonderful photo - it really captures the spirit of the female explaining that she's not in the mood!

  3. I've just discovered that hares were imported by the Romans - and all my life I've believed they were native Britons!!

  4. Jabblog- I think you’ll find the females don’t box – they only watch as the males battle for their favours!

  5. Oops - got that wrong, it seems! According to the BBC you're right, Jabblog!

  6. what a hare raising experience...saw plenty of rabbits where i grew up...

  7. Are they kin to kangaroos-?
    good poem thanks!

  8. ...showing their manly muscles? So funny to see them "sparring" like this - they don't look very cuddly... I saw a lot of jack rabbits when we lived in Texas. Interesting "country" way down south! :)

  9. Lovely bouncy poem Jinksy!

    I can remember the days when men used to fight over me.... well, in my dreams they did!

    Anna :o]

  10. Jumping Jack Rabbits or Humping Hares, what a grand post my friend.

  11. Ah, a courting ritual. That makes total sense.

    - Alice

  12. Ahhh...Oryctolagus Cuniculus!
    Prolific little Buggers..
    Loved your Fiesty Fifty-Five Jinxsy!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  13. love the shot on rabbit.

    rabbits boxed?
    fun spring fever show.
    lovely 55.

  14. Goodness. I had no idea they leapt, danced and boxed! Wonderfully educational 55.

  15. Hare boxing? Who knew? (you) Fascinating tidbit--and great 55.

  16. You make it look so easy. Rhythm and rhyme, your right and left hands. (Also, I gave you a shout-out on my 55 post this week.)