I have something super precious for you today: Bunnies. After two rabbits showed up in my yard, I decided I had to do a blog about them. My visitors looked like any of the brownish-gray bunnies in the photos below. I only saw each of them a few times. Once, when I went out to shut the water off, I saw the baby bunny in my northwest island next to one of the Party-Plant Lantana. He was only ten feet away. He froze then eyed me for about fifteen seconds, then hopped into the lantana and disappeared from sight. I let him be hoping he’d stick around. I will treasure this memory for a long time. Unfortunately, that was over a week ago and I’m sorry to say, I haven’t seen him again.

The other bunny, who was full-grown, used to come in to do some chomping then would sit on the tall rock at the back of the garden and groom himself. I’d never been around rabbits, so it surprised me when he cleaned his face and his ears then took to licking the fur on his stomach. It was so cat-like that I’m still smiling when I think about it. 

The Photo Below: Using my cell phone, I took this photo of him from the window of my kitchen. The rock on which he’s perched is at least forty feet away. That meant to even see him, I had to enlarge the photo and in doing so, I lost a lot of the detail. I even had to add texture to the photo to get the bunny to show up. But there he is. I miss seeing him on that rock in the mornings.

That I haven’t seen either rabbit for a while leads me to wonder if a predator got to them both. We have so darn many in our area that it’s more a wonder to me that any of them survive. But I’ll keep hoping.

FunFacts about Rabbits (Source) (Source)

  • The female rabbit is called a doe, the male is a buck, and the babies are called kits.
  • Female rabbits can reproduce at 4 months, males at 7 months.
  • A female gestates for about 30 days and will give birth on average from 4 to 12 babies.
  • In a given year, therefore, one female rabbit could be responsible for producing a total of 800 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  • Rabbits are born blind, naked and live in a fur-lined nest the first few days of their lives.
  • Jackrabbits have been clocked at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
  • More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
  • Rabbits live about 10 years.
  • Rabbits are meticulously clean animals and are easy to house-break.
  • A happy bunny will perform ‘binkies’, that is, they will jump up in the air, twist and spin around.

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