Today I met my hare eye to eye, for this fibreglass three dimensional hopper is as tall as I am. He is indeed a whopping hopper. My husband Rog kindly helped me transport Stroud's very own hare from Cotswold Hare festival director Florence Beetlestone's cottage to the Museum in the Park, where he will stay until the festival at least.
Over the next few weeks I will begin transforming his white coat into a multi-coloured one to celebrate Stroud's wonderful history. Here are a few photos to get an idea of scale and where the Scarlet Red Hare will live.