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A Cotton-Tailed Rabbit

This is the second time I have seen a Cotton-tailed bunny here on the little farm since November.  This rabbit was sitting quite still.  It had seen me and was trying not to be noticed.  I took its picture and went on my way down the driveway to do some birdwatching.  The first time I saw this rabbit was about two weeks ago.  It had run out from under the wooden shed that is near the pond.  That shed has a small space under it, which soon will have a lattice cover on it.  Rabbits live mostly under small rocky ledges, or in the ground in burrows.  They are not often seen in the Winter as they like to stay in their burrow homes in colder weather.

Rabbits eat leafy plants many vegetables, and grasses.  I will soon have to protect the newly planted vegetables and the new small fruit trees.  Rabbits also like to nibble on fruit tree bark.  Yikes!  They are quite cute so I vote for measures such as repellant and fencing.  I took the picture on March 21, 2012 at about 5:30pm in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A Cotton-Tailed Rabbit" (7)

  1. Hi Linda, We found out one year that Bunnies will eat IMPATiENS… They destroyed ours that year –and we haven’t put out Impatiens since!!!! We see rabbits around here in summer.

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, your community does have lots of rabbits! I remember two years ago seeing seven bunnies just on our own street there. I did not know about those impatiens. So sorry you can’t have them anymore. Have a great evening & keep an eye on the weather tonight and tomorrow. We possibly could have storms.

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    such a great photo! so cute, but not for a gardener!

  3. I love to see them around. We seem to have a pair living under a deck of logs that we have for next year’s firewood.They spent most of the winter there in safety. Probably the best rabbit sanctuary around!

  4. The rabbits are so cute, it is a shame how many damage they do to your plants and flowers. I still love seeing them. Have a great day!

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