telling you about a rabbit that I found living in my yard since last winter. I saw her paw prints in the snow several times. And when the snow melted she came out for me to see her. She would come out right outside my door as if to greet me almost every day. But when I got home today, this above was the scene I found on the lawn.
It was my wild pet. Poor Betty Bunny! NO!!! I found her laying there on the grass, her fur looked matted, and she wasn't moving! She was laying in this strange way, as if there was something that was just not right about her. I was afraid to go over to her because I figured I wasn't going to like what I found.
I'm not really sure why I took these pictures, but I felt compelled to have this all documented in some way. So many thoughts ran through my mind. What happened to her? What do I do now? Should I bury her? Please move, Betty!!! Please be alive!!!
You see, she has become very used to my presence, so she doesn't try to run from me anymore unless I walk right up to her. Most of the time she just holds her ground. This time she lifted her head alertly and looked at me! This was a very good sign, but it wasn't over yet.
I still wondered why she was laying like that. I decided to leave her alone. I didn't want to disturb her if she was sick. So I went in the house. Later I looked out the window to check on her, and I discovered that while she was still in the same spot, she had moved to lay on her other side. I was still worried.
After some more time I noticed that she was eating grass around her. The fact that she was eating was a very good sign. I also noticed that where she was laying was in the shade. It was a very hot day today, and I was feeling it. That thought made me begin to suspect something. Could it be?
A rabbit can do things like that right outside my door. There are no predators in the immediate area, and I don't even bother her. She feels very comfortable here. So maybe she just feels safe enough to lounge around like that. Rabbits are very nervous creatures though. They have to be.
So even though she looked okay the last time I saw her, I'm still a bit worried about Betty Bunny. Her behavior didn't seem normal, but she seemed fine later. I'm still hoping that it was just the heat. She was still ready to run from me even when I first found her like that. I hope this is a happy ending to this story. Wish Betty good luck.
Nature Center Magazine - Emma has a new Nature Site Of The Week today. She always features the best, so go take a look to see what she has for you this time.