On Majorca, the Brown Hare is a species that does well, as does the Rabbit. In some parts of Europe, the Romans introduced the Rabbit, and when the consul Quintus Caecilius Metallus was here on Majorca in 123 BC, Rabbits would have been a popular choice for the pot, but whether the Romans brought them here we are not quite sure. The Hare would certainly have found its way onto a dinner table as would have the Edible Dormouse and even Snails. Fortunately, there are no Roman soldiers to hunt down and kill the Hares, although there are the hunting fraternity that like to hunt not necessarily for food, but for so called sport, I have a totally different term for them which I won’t put here out of respect for us nature lovers.
Hare Today - but not tomorrow!
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