I saw tracks on the snow and thought “deer”.
I followed them and disturbed a huge adult hare who’d managed to get under the net covering the kale.
It panicked momentarily, standing on its hind legs pawing at the enviromesh, before scrambling under it and zigzagging across the veg garden to the fence.
There it struggled to find an exit.
Then, suddenly, it nosed through a makeshift barrier behind the compost heap and sped away across the white, snow covered field.
It had beautiful black, grey and white markings on a predominantly golden brown coat.
As well as the brown hare tracks on the right there are some others on the left of the photo that have a slight drag creating a line in the snow – any ideas as to what they could be?