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Re: Baby bunnies


Cute. Bet Squinty would like to get her mitts on one. She almost got a squirrel last week--it got away because it could climb higher on branches of diminishing size than she could.

On Mar 18, 2006, at 3:36 PM, Donna wrote:

This is normal! They don't stay in that nest but 24 hours ... most times
less.

A few years ago, I came home to find one in the train construction layout.
By the time I went in the house to get my camera- they were scattering!

I put a few pictures up here:

http://snipurl.com/ns8m

in size they were only a couple of inches - think of those blocks at 8
inches in the picture.

These little guys hide everywhere for months and I am betting they are still
in Chris yard they are just hard to find cause they are so small. You can
almost step on them in the grass cause you don't see them till it is too
late-- hence, my lawnmower got a few.

So Chris, have you seen any hawks, snakes or foxes in your yard- they would
all go after your bunnies in this zone, most other animals
wouldn't...assuming Romeo didn't.

Donna

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 9:32 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Baby bunnies

We had a bunny nest under the thyme plants last year. My dear
departed Jason alerted me to it, but was easily distracted since the
smart little things did not move. Momma rabbit must have been in the
vicinity though, because they were gone the next day. I figure she
moved them, since the nest itself was intact and completely undisturbed.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 17, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:

Spring is definitly here!

Despite nighttime temps in the lower 20s, the signs are all around
us here.
Plants are popping up overnight, buds are breaking, and the birds
start
chirping first thing in the morning.

The best sign yet is one that Romeo uncovered just a few minutes
ago. He
seemed inordinately interested in one of my sedges, so I called him
away
and went to see what was there.

It looked like a dead animal of some sort, so I pushed away a big mass
of fur with a stick only to uncover five tiny little baby rabbits.
They
were so young that their eyes hadn't even opened yet. Romeo
managed to
move one out (but didn't hurt it), so I put it back into the nest with
the rest. They're so warm and soft (but not very hairy yet).

I wnated to take a picture, but I also didn't want to disrupt them too
much. It's cold out there and I'm sure their nest was much nicer. :)

Now I need to figure out how to put a cage around so that Mother
Rabbit
can get in, but Romeo can't.

So much for a rabbit-free yard! Once they're big enough I guess I'll
chase them out.

Chris

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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