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Cotton-tailed Rabbits in the Yards

I am seeing Cotton-tailed Rabbits in the yards on a daily basis now.  There may be three or four living here.  They burrow in the ground and also like to go under sheds where it is safe and cool.  The Rabbits eat a variety of plants and fruit.  So far, the garden is still OK but the bunnies have been into it a bit.  I think we will soon build a fence.  No hunting for us.  I am going to be taking a two-week break from blogging so I will be right back here again on July 1, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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!

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