Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Soft Spot for Bunnies?

As many of you have read in this blog, when it comes to my flower gardens, I am no fan of anything with four legs.  I've been trying to figure out what has been decimating the centers of some plants and then I saw five gray squirrels jumping into them and ripping them apart.  I think they were on some kind of drug!  Not to mention the red ground squirrels on the fence and the roof.  These nasty critters will look for any access to your attic and if they can't find one they will work at chewing until they make their own way in.

But, I think I have a soft spot for bunnies.  Is it because my parents raised them when I was a child?  Of course, we then ate them, but, hey, they are still pretty darned cute.  Even when they are feasting in my yard.

One day I pulled into my driveway on my way home from work to see two bunnies as still as statues with pansy blossoms hanging out of their mouths.  Wish I'd had a camera with me.  They were hilarious.  It was like, 'hey, if we don't move, maybe she won't notice'.

The only time I have ever had a conniption was when my oriental lilies were eaten, but then, I am not sure it was even them that did it.

So, today, looking out on the patio, I saw this little bunny running around.  He was not much bigger than a handful (sitting on a 4" x 8" brick).  And camera shy at that.


I know he was aware of me standing in the doorwall.  He stayed as still as can be while I was trying to get a good shot.  I am sure that he is now running around trying to fill up for dinner.  

Oh well, unlike those nasty deer, at least bunnies don't devour everything in sight.



13 comments:

  1. Do you read A Beer for the Shower. He was talking about a baby bunny which he rescued. Coincidence. You do have problems with animals don't you? I guess you live in too natural a spot. Maybe if you lived in town you wouldn't have the problems??

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    1. In the city (Detroit) you have to worry about those with two legs, not four. Crime here is unbelievable. That is a post for another day. I'll check out the blog.

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    2. Never thought of the 2 legged kind. Glad you liked the bunny story.

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  2. Here in suburbia we're practically overrun with rabbits. Each yard has at least 2-3. The park has dozens. But I don't mind them. They don't really destroy the vegetation, and admittedly they're pretty cute.

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    1. Let's see. Rabbits, deer, possums, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, ground hogs, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks...This place is a Zoo!

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  3. Those are some nice pictures. I don't do well in my attempts to photograph wildlife. Our bane is groundhogs, but something just came the other day and chewed leaves off our summer squash plants. No idea what did that but I would love to know. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I actually ended up paying $200 to have one groundhog removed. Then I paid another $160 to have the entire edge of my large deck enclosed. Followed by my laying hardware cloth all the way around it. The groundhogs are very destructive. Wouldn't be surprised if they ate your squash. A friend of mine set out lunch for her young children on a picnic table and turned around to see groundhogs eating it.

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  4. Oh bunnies are cute. You got a great picture of this little guy even if he is full from eating your flowers

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  5. Oh, my gosh, he's a cotton tail! Not a swamp rabbit. Shame it is not a month with R in it. He'd be so good fried up and simmered in gravy! Of course, you'd probably need a hunting license and have to wait for season to make squirrel dumplings. These things aren't much of a problem in the country, as they have plenty to eat outside of the yard. But squirrels are bad to eat the buds off the pecan trees!
    I Saw it on Facebook @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. My mother would make a rabbit stew with wine. Last time I had rabbit was about ten years ago in Prague.

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  6. The bunnies are really out this year here also. They are everywhere in a field next to me. I tried to get some pics of them, but they always see me. Pretty darn fast those little guys.

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    1. It takes patience to photograph them. They will get pretty still if they sense someone watching. Otherwise they are running around like crazy.

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