I have only been living in this very rural part of Norfolk for a few months - and I have no permissions up here - so along with the munties and chinese water deer that stroll daily (and slowly!) through my paddock I have been amazed at the number of hare that I see all over the place.
Yesterday I was heading home and something caught my eye on a strip of headland as I drove past a field entrance. So I backed up and saw something dark sitting halfway down the field. At first I thought it was a big hare sitting up in shadow ... but all the rest in the same area were brown and when I glassed it, it was jet black, all over.
No doubt a black hare is not that rare, but I've never seen one before, so I thought I'd ask here.
BTW the icing on the cake was movement at the far end of the field past my black hare ... that turned into a healthy-looking big red hind, joined after a minute or two by her teenaged daughter.
I like it up here :-)