A SECRET admirer has declared their love for one of the hare statues taking part in Cirencester’s March Hare Festival by leaving a mysterious note around the animal’s neck.

Mr Daniel Hare, which is on display at Bishop’s Walk, is proving a major attraction but a note last week which read “It won’t be long til you’re mine” left shoppers puzzled.

The Cirencester March Hare Festival launches next week and will see hare sculptures springing up around Cirencester and surrounding areas.

After the festival has ended in September the models will be auctioned off to raise money for various wildlife projects around the town, which may possibly explain the mystery note.

This is the second note to appear on Daniel Hare since he arrived at Bishop's Walk.