Rabbits!

These were taken June 3rd, 2009 (last week).

Lately we’ve had rabbits sneaking into the yard to nibble things, especially of the evening. I was able to sneak outside and get a few shots of three of them last week. Actually they were very tolerant of me being there, so much so that I ended up talking to them just to get them to turn their heads toward me in curiosity and make different faces at me. Which I thought was pretty amusing. At one point they thought they needed to run from me and headed away just a bit, but then they smelled something tasty and had to stop and eat it instead. LOL!

When I was about to wrap it up and come inside I saw the third rabbit, who initially spooked and started back toward the woods, but then decided no – that he’d rather go out in the open to the other two rabbits. Not the most brilliant move – had I actually been a threat. But since I wasn’t, he was safe. πŸ˜‰ But he did manage to get himself photographed some more. πŸ™‚

Here are a few of the shots from that day.

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The third rabbit:

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This is how far away I actually was, taking these shots:

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The third rabbit licking his feet clean:

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The third rabbit running out into the open to the other two, for “safety”.Β  πŸ˜‰

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By that last shot there was so little light left outside that I am really surprised that I got that picture at all.Β  But that is why it is not as clear of a photograph, it was actually rather dark.

Today my husband saw them out with an entire batch of little tiny babies, but I wasn’t able to go out and get any photos.Β  😦   Maybe I’ll get another chance.

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3 thoughts on “Rabbits!

  1. I really love your bunnies! We used to always have a lot in our side yard….I called it “Teletubbie hill”, if you happen to be familiar with their rabbit covered hills. I don’t know if it is the increase of cats in the neighborhood or something else that has made them disappear. I seldom see one any more and there is lots of habitat area for them.

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  2. That’s a good name! Oh I remember when my daughter went through a short teletubbie watching stage. LOL! For about 6 months or so she slept with a plush version of the yellow one. πŸ™‚
    I do think that cats can spook them off. I actually grew up in the house that I moved back to and that I am raising my family in now. And we used to have at least 7 or 8 rabbits coming in on that hill almost every evening, sometimes there were more than a dozen, and we always had two or three cats. But one night one of my cats killed an adolescent age rabbit. I ran outside in the dark to see what the noise was, but I got there too late. She killed it on our sidewalk just down from the hill. 😦 And we didn’t see the rabbits again for years. I know they were still around. Some people even rabbit hunt around here, but they were spooked out of our yard from that experience I guess. Eventually we would occasionally see one or two. This is actually the first year that we’ve had several in the yard on a regular basis again, since I was a teenager. It’s been fun watching them.

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