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HARES.

" THE origin, history, and structure of animals, their habits, senses, and intelligence, offer an endless field of interest and wonder."—LUBBOCK.

ALL the year through rabbits, or properly hares, are common objects on the Molega Road. In the spring, when the grass starts up by the wayside, there is a standing invitation to these little creatures to come and partake of this new bounty of nature. No doubt it is a very delicious change from the steady diet of twigs and bark. They have become very tame, and do not run away at the approach of teams, but merely take a few leaps to one side. I some-times see them in playful mood, bounding here and there about each other like lambs. Mornings and evenings are the best times to find them, for they do not often venture from their " forms " or hiding places later in the day. The hare has had his part in superstitious whims of people. It is a wide-spread belief iii many portions of Europe that witches transform themselves into hares, and it is generally considered a bad sign


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