07 January 2015

Living dangerously (rabbit)

At about nine this the morning, two rabbits nibbled the pasture in the paddock right in front of my house. By the time I'd changed lenses on the camera, one had disappeared but the other kept feeding. I eased the kitchen door open, photographed the rabbit, then crawled out onto the verandah, keeping out of sight. I rested the camera on the verandah railing and photographed some more, and the rabbit kept right on feeding.

Given Trev next door is a keen hunter, this rabbit seemed unbelievably stupid. On the other hand, perhaps it knew he was away for a couple of days (I'm looking after the chooks and the spaniel-with-no-brain).

I love having these animals around the place and will miss them when the inevitable happens.

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Relatively Retiring said...

A beautiful portrait, but rabbits need to be aware of the McGregor family name.

Lesley said...

RR: A timely warning! I don't see any carrots growing there, though.

pohanginapete said...

RR, good point. In this case, though, I'm not the one they need to worry about.

Lesley, there is a vegetable garden, though (but it's not mine). There may be carrots at stake.

Zhoen said...

Bunny beware.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, they're still hanging in there.