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Somebunny is having babies in the next couple days

Discussion in 'Critter Corner' started by Mockinbirdiva, 8/14/19 at 6:51 AM.

  1. Mockinbirdiva

    Mockinbirdiva Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Yep... the resident rabbit in our yard is making preparations. This morning when I went out to the back yard with one of the dogs I saw her about 40 feet away and I couldn't be sure what she had in her mouth ( no glasses on).. until I saw her pulling wads of grass. I looked away for just a second and the next she was gone. I had a suspicion where she went and found out the next trip out with the other dog. She was back to the same spot pulling more grass, not caring that I was watching or that there was a dog either, she got her bunch and leaped into the thick Asian ivy behind the back of the house. A minute later she popped back out for more. She's been a busy critter this year! I saw her nursing babies out in the open one evening at dusk in the front side yard weeks back. That was the only time I saw those babies. I had no idea what she was doing then, thought she was chewing on paper because I saw something white. I walked over towards her because it was dark enough to not see well and when I got within fifteen feet of her I stopped and saw the babies on their backs under her nursing and left so she would not run. Then, maybe 4-5 weeks ago I saw a tiny baby just outside the edge of the Asian ivy.. maybe 5-6 weeks old. Never saw it again. It wouldn't have been one of the babies I saw in the front because it was too little. Aaah... more babies! No wonder our grass has a lot of empty areas this year. I tell her to eat the neighbors grass but she doesn't listen~ Probably should give her a name. She's lived around our house for a year and has no fear of us or the dogs.

    I took this photo of her July 20th... in the grass next to my car.
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    That’s so cute! If you see the baby’s please take pictures for us :heart:.
     
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    More babies!!! Hopefully this time you will manage to sneak a pic of them.

    She looks so cozy there :)
     
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    Awww she´s lovely! I love baby bunnies too, I hope you are able to spot them :)

    I´m sure you did! :muahaha: :lol:
     
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    I found babies a couple years ago in one of my planter boxes in front of the house. How I managed to miss that nest is beyond me. My sister was visiting and we were outside working on a couple of metal projects and I went to turn the faucet on and a tiny bit of hair caught my eye. I started to inspect it and then recognized the rabbit fur. I used to raise rabbits a long time ago. I pulled the leaves and fur back and peeked at the babies with their little eyes closed and then covered them back up. I spied on Momma through the front windows when I would see her on the front walk... she would wait cautiously before jumping into the planter to take care of her babies. They love having their babies here!!!
     
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    We currently have 4 baby bunnies (2 litters ) in our yard . They are darn cute but the rabbits in general, I’m sorry to say I feel less than hospitable toward them. They eat my plants!

    Recently I potted a parrots beak plant, put it on a child-size chair in the yard with stuff around it so they couldn’t reach it I thought.

    They ate it.

    Also bought marigolds since they supposedly deter rabbits.

    They ate them.

    And on & on. We had coyotes in the area that controlled the population but people whined so they were relocated.
     
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    I had never heard of this so I had to google it, Wow! That is one cool plant!! How unfortunate that they destroyed it :(
     
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    Yes... they are cute but given how they travel the yards they also bring in fleas and leave their 'evidence" of what they eat. Fortunately these two dogs I have now aren't interested in eating the bunny nuggets like my previous dogs were. I pick it up while I'm scooping dog poo just so it isn't sitting in the yard. When bunny poo gets damp it grows mold and I don't want that on the feet of my dogs. I have to wear my reading glasses to see it... picture me all hunched over scanning the yard...
     
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    Sounds like quite the job! That would drive me insane searching for mini poops!
     
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    Ugh... like I neeed one more poop job! I haven't seen momma rabbit for two days. I'm sure she is either laying low in the thick ivy or staying with a new litter of babies!
     
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    At least the cuteness makes up for extra poop duty :)

    Hopefully she is safe
     
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