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Sunday, July 31, 2016

PETER COTTONTAIL

With the onset of rain the bunnies are back.

I know they've just been lurking down in the Savannah but the rain really brings them out of hiding.


A couple of weeks ago, I stepped out onto my front porch just before 8 in the evening and saw a couple of white puffy tails bounding through the yards and into the Savannah.

Then to my amazement I also spotted a mangy coyote standing in the middle of the street watching them go, and then me.

He just stood there, fearless, staring at me until I clapped my hands and shouted a "hey!" at him.

Then he turned and casually loped after the bunnies, perhaps planning his evening meal.

Several cats have disappeared in our development in the past few months and one of my neighbors and I have agreed that they probably became "coyote candy".


This bunny in my backyard has been slightly color-enhanced by my computer but you can see how they can stand without the slighest move and be virtually invisible to the human eye.

But perhaps not to the eye of the wily coyote.

8 comments:

  1. What's up Doc?

    Steve

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  2. Seriously, the little varmints are delicious, cooked right. Go to Calias, find a restaurant that serves lapin al la moutarde.

    Mike

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  3. THey do that stand still thing in our yard, but against a green grass backdrop they are not well hidden...fortunately for them we don't have coyotes. Hawks might grab a few though.

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  4. Our dogs also give them a pass. The rabbits are fat and sassy, and taunt the dogs every evening, sitting plumply in the yard, tens of feet away. Kind of like the seven squirrels I saw around noon, unmolested, eating the chicken feed scattered under the cedars. Hm...maybe it's something about our dogs.

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  5. Nature has gifted them the ability to remain motionless as a defense mechanism, I suppose.

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