Bunny’s breakfast interrupted

Just after daybreak the other morning, I went out to get the morning paper and caught a little rabbit sitting in the flower bed that surrounds the lamppost having his breakfast … a piece of one of our plants!  My first thought was “you wascally wittle wabbit” as Elmer Fudd would have said, but my second thought was “photo op!” and I went to get my camera.

When I first saw him, he had this little stalk from one of our plants in his mouth, busily chewing on it.  But when he saw me, he immediately quit chewing and just sat perfectly still, stalk still in mouth.  I picture him thinking, “If I sit perfectly still she won’t notice me.”  And he probably thought that had worked when I disappeared into the house, but when I walked back out with the camera and looked straight at him as I prepared to take a picture, he quickly realized the gig was up, dropped the evidence and ran behind the bushes next to the house.

When I walked around the bushes far enough that I could make eye contact with him, he realized this wasn’t a particularly good hiding place.

He came out to sit on the sidewalk and just looked at me for a minute.

Then he ran out on the driveway and again, just sat there and watched me.

“Rats. This annoying person isn’t going away.  So I’ll just have to lead her on a wild hare chase!”

He went to the back yard and the last I saw of him he was headed around to the other side yard where there are lots of hostas.  Do bunnies like hostas?

This may look like just a stick to us, but by the way the bunny seemed reluctant to leave the area, I would say it must have tasted like steak to him!

6 Responses to Bunny’s breakfast interrupted

  1. carlahoag says:

    He’s so cute. I know! I know! He was eating your plants, but he’s so cute.

    And as I looked from photo to photo, I couldn’t help wondering what the neighbors thought if they saw you chasing a bunny with a camera. haha You must be quick to have kept up with him.

  2. Katharine says:

    He IS cute — and looks to be in excellent health. Is that good or bad? I guess he’d be even cuter in the yard down the street!

  3. C. Beth says:

    I’m sorry he’s eating your plants, but…how cute!

    I passed a bunny on my long run 2 weekends ago. It was a happy moment near the end of a long run!

  4. lesley says:

    I love bunnies Sandra, bet he comes back for more food! ;0)

  5. Sandra says:

    Good point, Carla. Maybe I should start charging admission — entertainment like that ought to be worth SOMETHING! And actually I didn’t have to be very quick — he didn’t seem in much of a hurry to get away. That’s why I think he realllly wanted to stay around and finish that meal!

    Katharine — Good point. A healthy, little bit round bunny is the cutest, but that also probably means he’s eating well — THAT’S not so good. And you are also right that they are cutest in someone else’s yard! 🙂

    Beth — As Katharine and I just “discussed” — of course he was cute, he wasn’t in YOUR yard! 🙂 And all those endorphins (sp?) had probably kicked in by then so you would have been viewing the whole world, including that bunny, through rose colored glasses.:)

    btw, I think it’s great that you have MADE time to continue to run. It can’t be easy to find the time with two little ones. Good for you.

    Lesley — I don’t think it’s an accident that we almost always see the cute little bunnies when they are eating something — I think that’s just what they DO! 🙂

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