Many times did I read a book by a famous Polish writer about life in Eastern Poland before WW1. As a child he participated in a hunt and witnessed how dogs were fed the hare`s legs after a successful several-mile chase. He claims they knew it wasn`t proper food to satisfy hunger but a special kind of reward for good job in human service!
Hares' legs must be a doggy delicacy!
Did you know that hunters call those legs - jumps ?
The jargon for animal body parts is really amazing, some are popular words, but most are completely exotic, not known to the public.
E.g., hare ears are called hearers. A male hare is called a cat.
Deer eyes are called candles, their legs - sticks, penis- brush, tail - flower, bottocks - mirror.
Wild boar nose is called tobacco holder, its tusks - sabres and pipes, coat - dress, back legs - pins.