The bunny that used to hang out near our living room windows has been missing for a year or more. There is a rock with a slight overhang where he had hollowed out a dish of soil to relax in on hot days, or to shelter on blustery days. This spot is now sadly abandoned and no longer used by a bunny. No idea what happened to him, but there is now also a small, empty place in my heart because I miss our Watch Rabbit.
In recent days there have been several of what I can only assume to be his kinfolk hopping around the property off and on, nibbling the lawn down to the roots in places (dern it) and generally taking it in turns to look at us either like "Aren't we cute?" or "Keep away, dangerous, terrifying human!"
I managed to capture (with my camera) one of them as he gave himself a little wash. Enjoy.
We have a rabbit living in our yard. He has a clan, but I think he's a bit territorial and likes his privacy since he's almost always alone. (I call him "he" though I don't know for sure.) I take way too many pictures of this rabbit and his friends, so I thought I'd share a few here on my blog, theoretically on Mondays.
We nicknamed him "watch-rabbit" because: 1. He often stations himself by our front door, 2. He runs reconnaissance missions around the house, and 3. We see him checking out the parked cars (the tires, mostly). He even suspiciously eyes the visiting deer and antelope. Doesn't he just have that look?