This may be a hare, but why are rabbit’s feet considered ‘lucky’ anyway?


Why are they so ‘lucky’ anyway?

Hello everyone! have you ever found yourself wanting to know why rabbit’s feet are deemed lucky? Well, I am glad you can join me to find out why with this lovely little taxidermy project!

Since the dawn of humanity, we have always had a fascination and connection with the animals that surround us – hares and rabbits are no exception to that rule!

Being a symbol of fertility and new beginnings, they have learnt themselves a place firmly in folklore and religious traditions around the world. Maybe it is from this positive trait that they have been deemed as being ‘lucky’ animals.

That in it’s own right should be enough of a reason as to why any part of the animal is considered to be a good talisman to carry with you on your persons, but what I discovered seems to leave more questions than answers!

I have learned that a very specific set of circumstances have to be in place to enhance the luck of such an object, such as:

It must be the left hind foot of the rabbit that must be killed by a silver bullet in a graveyard by a cross eyed man on Friday the 13th, under a full moon! (you get extra luck points if it’s killed on the grave of a criminal too, the more evil, the better!)

Thankfully this poor hare didn’t meet the same fate and was found in the clients garden, most likely the result of a hungry fox. I did find a four leaved clover the week I processed this specimen too, so there must be some truth to the legend!