French there are two words for hare:
la hase (can also refer to a particular species)
and: une peureuse = angsthaas
Next to the fecundity the lasciviousness of the
hare is proverbial.
Superfetation (super-fetus) = another
conception occurs during an already ongoing pregnancy.
Superfetation (or should we say: superfetation-like pregnancies)
are reported for numerous species including mammals (even
humans!). About the brown hare (Lepus europaeus)
superfetation has long been assumed (myth, legend) to exist but
evidence is still controversial.
Roellig K, Menzies BR, Hildebrandt TB, Goeritz F, The concept
of superfetation: a critical review on a 'myth' in mammalian
reproduction. (Biological Reviews 86(1):77-95, Cambridge