The little critter I have for you today is this brown Rabbit. I thought I should bring you something that could hop away, since I've been showing you things that are a little more rooted to the ground these past few days. What better animal to bring along than a rabbit?
Rabbits are probably considered to be the cutest of all rodents by the majority of humans. Maybe that's because squirrels are just too ornery to be considered the cutest. Or maybe it's because rabbits seem so gentle, and they have those adorable long ears. Do any of you know why rabbits are loved so much?
You know, I haven't gotten a good picture of a rabbit since almost a year ago. I see so many animals running around out there that you would think rabbits would be among them, but I guess they just aren't forest creatures. There are a lot of rabbits near where I live, but not too many on the hiking trails.
I actually took this picture from my truck. I was out searching around for a few new exciting places, and maybe a hiking trail or two, and I happened to see this little ball of fur having a snack on the side of a quiet road. When I stopped the truck I honestly didn't expect this rabbit to stay where it was, but it didn't seem to mind that I was there at all.
It seemed just a little more interested in the tasty little lunch it was eating. I don't know what was so good, but it looked different from the grass around it. You can see in this last picture that the rabbit has a mouth full as it checked around just to be sure there was no more danger than me.
I would have loved to tell you a story of how I hunted this rabbit with my camera until it surrendered these pictures to me, but it just didn't happen that way. I guess some adventures are easier than others, even when it involves an animal that could easily hop away.