Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Somebunny surprised me
You might recall some posts about the bunny living under the boardwalk in my yard; the bunny has been insistent on staying inside the fence and hasn't been particularly afraid of me. I called him Peter Cottontail around Easter time. Since the weather has turned cold, snowy/rainy, and windy, I haven't seen much of this bunny and the others that live at the wood pile for several days. I was away over the weekend, and I was looking forward to catching fresh glimpses of the bunnies as they nibbled the new grasses that are coming up.
Monday morning I took a look out the window above the computer, just to see if Peter Cottontail was up to coming out into the sun for a mid-morning snack on fresh grasses. Yep, I could see his ears. Wait a minute!! More ears? Little, short ears?? Baby bunnies??? I could see two sets of little ears. No, three. I grabbed the binoculars. Four??? Four sets of little bunny ears? These little ones were huddled in the shade, very close to the entrance of their home. They were a bit difficult to see, but I definitely saw four little bunnies. Peter...umm, I mean Penny Cottontail has surprised me! And today she was letting the little ones out into the sunshine and the world beyond the den.
I watched them for probably 15 minutes...and I couldn't help but be tickled by their antics. They are so cute.