Soggy hare shakes off water by Karen Miller

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This soggy hare sends a spray of water droplets into the air as it shakes itself dry after a soaking in the Scottish Highlands. The soaked mountain hare was spotted in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland. <br />
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Wildlife photography guide Karen Miller said, “Mountain hares don’t use burrows, so they are always outside whatever the weather. Most of the time it was just sitting and looking around but every so often it would shake off the water before settling down again.”<br />
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“I spent five hours with this hare. I have photographed it before over the past two years so knew it would be approachable. You have to approach slowly with regular breaks so it realises you are not a threat.”<br />
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“There is something very endearing about seeing a soggy hare. It is also a testament to how these animals have to survive while on the hills.”<br />
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