Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Newest Neighbors

About 6:30 tonight I noticed an eastern cottontail hanging out in the backyard. It seemed sluggish and reluctant to move. After it waddled away, I walked over to where it had been and noticed a shallow hole.

I've seen rabbit nests before and knew that this was a Doe looking to deliver her kittens. About an hour later the rabbit was back. I checked the nest and saw it was full of hairless babies nestled in a mixture of mom's fur and dry grass.

I didn't want to disturb the nest to take a picture, so the image above is pulled from the web. Our nest and kittens look almost identical to photo. The bunnies in our nest are even smaller though.

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