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Wild Bunnies

Cotton-tailed Rabbits have been making their homes in my yards and in the immediate neighborhood.  I think that there are about five bunnies here now and maybe an equal number around the neighbors’ homes.  The Cotton-tailed Rabbits eat plants and fruit.  They live underground in burrows.  They are mostly out in the cool of twilight.  The Cotton-tailed Rabbit has a fluffy stub tail that is white in color which is how it got its name.  The bunnies tend to freeze in place when they spot me so it is pretty easy to take pictures of them.  I often purposely turn my back so that they can hop away quickly while I am not looking.  The bunnies have been in the garden but did little damage (it was the deer that ate all the Sunflowers down to the stems).  I took these pictures at various times on June 25, 2012 and again on June 26, 2012 in my yards and from the street in front of my place here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Wild Bunnies" (7)

  1. Cute little rabbits, Linda. We have some around here too –and like you said, they usually come out in the early evenings…

    With this weather, the deer are desperate now.. Even though we use Deer Scram AND Liquid Fence, they have been eating our daylilies this weekend… This heat and drought is hurting not only us humans but also the creatures out there….

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Well, for what it is worth – the deer actually ate all of our Sunflower plants to the stem while we were away. Other plants also became tasty deer appetizers! For some reason, the rabbits have done far less damage to the garden than the deer. Yes, the weather is very hot and dry. I am now using the hose to water the fruit trees, grape vines, and a small part of the lawns near the house (city water is quite expensive and we don’t have a water well here – we like many in the region, depend on rainfall for the gardens). Have a great coming week and try to stay cool – hope for rain, too!

  2. Cute bunnies. Like the deer, they remain cute until they start damaging things.
    Have you named any of them “Peter”? 😉

    • Hi Bearyweather, Ha! My husband calls one of the Great Blue Herons, “Hank Heron” and calls whichever rabbit he spots, “Peter”. Yep, true! Have an especially nice coming week!

  3. texwisgirl said:

    So cute!

  4. These are great photos! Cottontails are just so cute that it’s worth it when they eat a few things. The damage they do pales in comparison to what the deer do.

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