|Could there be anything cuter than this baby bunny?|
I captured the above photo shortly after he left the nest. I just HAD to capture your attention with this shot; now I'll back up and show you previous pictures.
|I first noticed the nest when I was weeding this flower bed.|
|Under a layer of mother bunny fur and grass, I found these little critters. (I read on the internet that the human scent won't cause mother rabbits to abandon their young).|
|I checked the nest several times over a period of about two weeks. I don't know how many babies there were but I'd guess at least six. I was tempted to take them out and count them but didn't want to frighten them any more than I already had.|
|I tried to restrain myself, but I couldn't resist peeking at least once a day to see how they were progressing. Could you stay away?|
|After each visit, I covered them back up with the fur and grass their mother has assembled. I added the leaves on an especially hot day, hoping it would block the sun's rays.|
|I knew it would happen eventually, but I was kind of sad on the day I found the empty nest. I searched the area but didn't see a single baby bunny.|
|A few hours later, I almost stepped on him. Of course, I don't know if this was the same bunny I'd seen earlier. He was across the backyard, near our cone flower bed. At first I didn't know if he was alright; he was so quiet. I poked him gently and he scooted under the cone flowers. That's the last I've seen of him.|
Rabbits can be pests, especially around flowers. I've often been angry with them over the years after finding my flowers in shambles. After chancing upon and observing this litter in my own backyard, I'll look at things a bit differently.
What's going on in your yard?