May 18, 2009 | My Jottings
Last week Sara happened upon a bunny hole in our garden and I wrote about it here. We’ve been watching them since then and recently found that there are six live bunnies, now almost doubled in size, piling on top of each other in the shallow hole. The mother comes at least twice a day to nurse them, but now they’re all venturing out into the yard on their own for hours at a time during the afternoon.
Here’s a photo of them all dozing together in the hole. They’re about the size of an average fist.
And you can make out some cute little ears:
We’re still concerned about the presence of crows who seem to be taking an interest in our yard lately. I hurry out and shoo them away when I see them, but I obviously can’t be out there all the time.
I know the predator/prey thing is part of the grand scheme of things, but I don’t really like it. For some reason it makes me sad. I want the lion to lay down with the lamb now. And the schnauzer to lay down with the squirrel. And the crow with the bunny. And so on.
I would be out there shoo-ing away the crows too!!!! That whole circle of life thing isn’t so easy for me…