More on the baby bunnies
This evening as I was out watering my garden, I saw the mama bunny feeding her babies, so I grabbed my camera. I tried not to disturb her, but she did see me after a bit and hop away. From my web searching, it sounds like mother rabbits immediately hop away from their offspring if they’re threatened, so as to distract the threat and pull it away from the babies. I felt kind of bad about disturbing their evening meal, but then, such interruptions probably happen a lot in the wild, and she really has it pretty good in our yard. Plenty of food nearby (I love that she eats dandelions), her burrow in a gated community (well, our yard has a fence around it with a gate) to keep out the riff-raff and neighborhood dogs, a spacious (for a rabbit) lawn, and someone to take care of the yard work. Maybe I don’t feel so bad for her.