I went to look for some beetroot today ready to cook a few more for ready for lunch time salads. I had only grown a short row as last year we had far too many. But the hares had got there first! Four had been well and truly eaten. Honestly these animals are rare, lovely to look at but are a complete pain.
Look at those big teeth marks.
Neighbour suggested it was because the beetroot were sweet and juicy and the hares were short of water as the dykes and ditches were dry. Husband muttered he would give 'em a good bath if he caught them.