Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

We have a plethora of cottontail rabbits. It is hilarious to watch them elude Daisy every morning. Being a scent hound, she does not see them as they hop by ten feet away, but carefully downwind of her. I see them every day, trying to remain undetected.

They are such sneaky little fellers that you can't really perceive the sheer numbers of them until the snow makes tracking possible.

Then, wow! There are a lot. The yard is laced with tracks if the snow is shallow.

If it is deep, then they make trails like a deer yard.

Like the one in the pics. This runs right along the side of the house to the honey locust tree where they scavenge for the seed pods, which are filled with nutrient-dense beans. 

I tossed some half-spoiled apples out yesterday under the bird feeders. This morning they are simply half-apples, having served as sylvilagus hors d'oeuvres sometime in the night. 


ellie k said...

Do people hunt and eat rabbits there? In Ohio they do hunt rabbits and squirrels. My mom just soaked them in light salt water and then browned the pieces, made gravy over them and put in the oven until done. I remember they were very tasty.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! You do have a lot!

Linda ❤⊱彡

andyarthur said...

The season and ends in a few more weeks.

threecollie said...

Ellie K, they do. We have. I used to like wild rabbit but have kind of lost the taste for it. Sure are a lot of them around.

Linda, dozens I'll bet!

Andy, no one here to hunt them anyhow.