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Thursday, December 09, 2010


I've talked before about how many bunnies we get in our yards, especially our front yard. The neighbourhood jack rabbits seem to congregate here!

They like to sun themselves here too, often we see them stretched out sleeping in their favourite spots, moving around the yard as the sun moves across the sky. It's so cute!

And in winter especially, they like to come and nibble on some of our shrubs and bushes. One especially brutal winter I even threw some pieces of carrots out there, but they never touched them. Could it be that Bugs Bunny is the ONLY bunny in the world who actually eats carrots? LOL

It's odd how they seem to trust us, too. If someone so much as walks down the sidewalk across the street from us, they will often bolt, running to find a hiding spot somewhere else. But they can be just a few feet from us as we go in or out of our front door, and most times they'll just sit (or lay) there watching us, and don't move.

I think our house has a good reputation in Edmonton's rabbit world. :-)

We know that momma bunnies give birth here too, hubby found a baby in our garden one year. And out in our back yard hubby has a pile of lumber against the back fence in the corner. This summer I saw young bunnies going in and out of there.

I was kneeling down in the garden there getting some macro (close up) shots of some flowers this past summer, probably for about 5 full minutes before a baby bunny finally got nervous and skittered off back under the lumber pile. So I think they give birth to their babies right under there. You can't really tell from the picture but the lumber is sitting up off the ground and there is a nice space underneath that would be perfect for them.

I'm happy to be a haven for them all. We like seeing them here, and I must say that there have been many, many more of them since hubby landscaped out front and brought in more trees and shrubs.

I hope your week has been good to you. Take good care of each other!

Love Jude


Blogger Bobbie said...

I wish I had bunnies in my yard. All I've got are squirrels but they're fun to watch too.

Have a great weekend, Jude! :)

2:23 AM, December 10, 2010  
Blogger Jude said...

We've got lots of squirrels in the neighbourhood too, and some funny stories about how they play on our roof jumping from the big spruce tree right next to it. LOL

There is a sizeable jack rabbit population in this city, they're in the neighbourhoods as well as the parks and cemeteries. Not to mention the Gray Partrige we see everywhere and many other kinds of birds. I love it!

7:49 AM, December 10, 2010  

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