Arctic Hare Cam
Two hares on the snow-drifted Arctic tundra are about a
metre apart, facing each other. The hare on the left hops
toward the hare on the right, sniffing the air and the ground.
Suddenly the two hares are standing on their hind legs batting
at each other with their front paws. They hop up and down
on their hind legs while boxing. The hare on the left abruptly
drops down on all four paws. It turns and runs away from
the other, passing a third hare. The second hare chases the
first for a few steps, then stops.
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What do you think these Arctic hares are up to?
a new dance routine.
- Fighting for the
chance to mate with a female.
- A female is vigorously
saying "No!" to
an overly attentive male.