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March hare

a hare during its breeding season in March, noted for its wild and excitable behaviour (esp in the phrase mad as a March hare)

March Hare

crazy rabbit who co-hosts mad tea party. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
See: Madness
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According to science, march hares do not go mad until March
The term Mad March Hare is something of a misnomer, given that the breeding season is not confined to spring and the sparring matches will continue well into the summer, although the thickening ground cover by then means that such encounters are not so easily witnessed.
This produces some breathtaking sights such as deer rutting in the autumn, Mad March hares boxing and the mating dance of adders.
MARCH HARES An energy company is offering a pounds 30 bounty for every hare introduced at a wind farm site as part of a conservation project, it announced today.
MARCH HARES AND MONKEYS' UNCLES: ORIGINS OF THE WORDS AND PHRASES WE USE EVERY DAY is a 'must' for any 'word origins' fan who loves to get at the root of the English language.
So it's war on the mad March hares in the bus lanes.
Well, you know how scatterbrained we March hares can be.
Three other novels, March Hares (1896), Gloria Mundi (1898), and The Market Place (1899), are about English life.
The best of these "English" works are March Hares (1896), a frothy comic romance, perhaps with autobiographical overtones; Gloria Mundi (1898), which examines the British aristocracy; and The Market-Place (1899), a drama of the London stock exchange.
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn hold the secrets to good fortune, encouraging slow but steady growth, so mad March hares may lose out to even-paced tortoise types.
The annual Mad March Hares event, at Wirral Country Park this Saturday, will once again set off across the farmland of west Wirral to seek out boxing brown hares.
MAD March hares are living up to their reputation at a Teesside nature reserve.