A Rough Start

Tuesday May 14, 2013,

20130510075328-5x7wHere’s a shot of a young Eastern Cottontail I saw at Avalon Preserve last week. He’s only half-grown but he’s not so new to the world. Most rabbits are only fist-sized when they’re turned out to fend for themselves. While this guy isn’t even an adult yet, he does show signs of what it means to be a rabbit in the wild. Click on the pic and have a look at those ears. Something, possibly a fox or a hawk, has been at this little one. Maybe even a raccoon or a possum. If you look closely enough, you’ll see that at least one tick is still chowing down on our unfortunate hero. There are many, many critters that have rabbit on the menu. This could go a long way to explaining why rabbits procreate like, well,  rabbits. They absolutely need to. They’re feeding an entire ecosystem.  JK

Hoppy Easter

April 24, 2011

This is no spring chicken. Well yes, of course, it’s not a chicken at all. It’s a rabbit. An Eastern Cottontail adult, to be precise. This guy has seen a couple of summers, at least. He may have been delivering eggs when I was a kid. Keep going and going Mr. Energizer. JK