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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hare Today

Every spring/summer, several backyard bunnies (eastern cottontail rabbits) visit the F&P yard. We're not sure if any are related, because the average life span in the wild is under 5 years. It's always nice when they return as sadly these are a popular game animal for hunters and other animals. 

Some info about rabbits: males are called bucks, females are does, the young are kits (kittens). A group of rabbits is a herd, and a herd of rabbits live in a warren. (More info can be found here and this site did not have any annoying pop-ups.)


After grooming was done, this buck or doe posed long enough for a close-up photo. The photos were taken from an indoor window, so may seem a bit less clear.


And then he/she was gone . . . dare say hopped outta here (and very quickly).


We have a fondness for bunnies — this pillow is on our bed; corny, I know, but true.

11 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Lovely pictures!

Sandra said...

I have never seen a hare, i have seen small bunnies here. hubby was one of those mean old hunters in PA that actually ate these guys... they are to adorable for that... of course his dad was feeding a family of 7 during the war..

Daisy said...

I know bunnies can get into gardens and such, but I still like to see them in the yard. Nice pictures. That's a cute pillow. :)

William Kendall said...

A cute pillow, and a cute wascally wabbit!

Out on the prairie said...

Not good in the garden. My daughter raises tame ones

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Q: How do you catch a unique rabbit?
A: Unique up on it.

Q: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
A: Tame way. Unique up on it.

Michelle said...

These little guys are so cute. They love to relax on the warm country roads here, at night.

Elaine said...

Cute little guy! Always nice to see wildlife in your yard.

A Quiet Corner said...

Although ours will be vanishing quickly because of all the hawks,we've had a good supply of them too!...)JP

Catherine said...

How sweet are these little bunnies! One used to visit my niece every summer in her backyard to get a carrot treat :)

Lois Evensen said...

What a cute post. :) We like bunnies, too, but they don't hang around our yard because there are so many doggies there. We had a pet rabbit years ago and the dog didn't bother it at all, but the wild bunnies aren't so trusting.

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