All winter the rabbits have been the wrong colour (white), practically glowing against the brown background that the mostly snowless “winter” has been. Now they’ve gone brown again, we get a persistent snow blanket, in March. I hear it is bad for their health, to be the wrong colour. I thought for foxes, but the real threat is owls.
What we don’t know, is if they have the self-awareness to know they are the right or wrong colour for their background, or if they think they’re all camo’d, when they actually look like glow in the dark ghost rabbits. Can’t see me. I’m white.Also, we finally busted a rabbit eating the bird seed. Never seen them do it before. They’ll come strolling through the seed zone, and then chew on a branch or twig. But this one is definitely eating sunflower seeds. This is the one with a notched ear. It had some run in, but survived.
Looks tame, that close, but it’s not. It benefits from proximity to us that its predators won’t risk.
Unfortunately there’s no picture of this.
HW was walking along our path. He spotted a bunny about 50 feet ahead of him, hopping towards him.
It’s very usual to see bunnies; we have a lot of rabbits around and see them every day. They even have their usual spots. There’s the beehive bunny, the chicken coop bunny, the other chicken coop bunny, the driveway bunny, the end of the road bunny….
This was the shop bunny, he’s already known for daily appearances and odd behaviour. We’re not sure if all his screws are tight.
This bunny was running towards HW, not at running-away-from-something speed, but rabbit-on-his-way-somewhere speed. Hop hop hop. He was also drenched, his hair pasted down on his body by the rainwater on the long grass and weeds.
HW stopped on the trail and stood still, to watch this wet bunny approach.
The bunny ran right up to him, and came to a stop between his feet. The bunny swung his head to one side, then the other, wiggling his nose to sniff each of HW’s boots. Then without looking up (Huh. That’s a bit different. *shrug*), the bunny hopped between his feet and carried on down the path at the same speed! Hop hop hop!