Bunnies

You all know by now that wascally wabbits are the bane of my existence.  They eat and nibble my plants and nothing I do seems to dissuade them.  While weeding the other day I came across what at first glance looked like an old birds nest.  I looked closer and saw fur around the edges.  I gently peeled back the top layer and there they were… baby bunnies… five of them.

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What to do?  Couldn’t relocate them while momma was still around, so I just watched them grow.  You can see how small they are  – those are violet leaves nearby.

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Then one day they were out of the nest and hiding

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You can see the chicken wire cages I have made to keep the nibbling to a minimum.  They aren’t pretty, but they mostly work.

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Another little guy hiding

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Here are some close relatives on the front lawn

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The little ones seem to have hopped off… or they are just hiding out .  They sure are cute but they will grow up and do all the things bunnies do.  Sigh….

Meanwhile this family showed up

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And a spotted fawn ran across the meadow yesterday afternoon, no photo unfortunately.

Wild kingdom around here these days.

 

 

 

One thought on “Bunnies

  1. Penny, these photos seem right out of a Beatrix potter book. I know you have very contradictory feelings, but your affection for the babies shows in your photos. Sorry. They really are pretty cute! 🐰🐰🐇

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