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Rabbits seem to have been designed solely to transmit vegetative resources to the predator classes. Their only defense is their cuteness and it only works on humans.I would like to see a human/rabbit hybrid.
There's a whole nest of them in the back yard.Last year's leave the bunny alone instruction.Vicki walks slowly with curious nose behind them as they race at their full speed to get away, otherwise.
I wonder if Jimmy Carter thought the "killer rabbit" was "cute"?Starting to see a lot of bunnies along the road that I live on (dead-end cul de sac). When they are young, they haven't developed any fear, so my dog can get within 10 feet of them before they flee. Last summer we encountered 16 rabbits along a .75 mile stretch.
Rabbit: Oh will you look at that. A feast to delight my senses.Althouse: Oh will you look at that, it's the cutest bunny rabbit of all time.Rabbit: Hey lady, I'm eating over here. Can't you tell.Althouse: Oh, aren't you so darn cute? Okay, let me zoom back out so as I so not appear so threatening to you and your meal.Rabbit: Lady, what the hell? You are still the same distance away from me. ARGH!!! Can't a rabbit just enjoy himself without being admired. DAMN YOU!!!Althouse: Bye bunny rabbit. Oh, that was so lovely.
That's a great picture, rhhardin. When my golden retriever sees a bunny, I give a "leave it!" command and she sits and holds that position. After awhile, her reward is getting to slowly inch closer until it takes off. She's on a leash & I would never let her actually chase after it - she's content to see it take off.
They are cute when they are not eating your garden. I chased one yesterday after he tried to eat my just planted phlox and he has already consumed my petunias and the lilies. I even saw him trying to climb a planter. Maybe Meade can tell me what to do. Maybe he can start his own blog for occasional gardeners like me..
Hasenpfeffer?Wasn't it someoner here who had a story about grandpa coming to visit from Germany and mistaking the purpose of the rabbit hutch in the back yard? Which was only discovered, to great trauma, half way trough dinner? Good times. Good times.
Anya would rather read more about Ezra Klein
pm317: The liquid deer and rabbit repealant stuff (made out of rotten eggs, etc.) that they sell at garden stores actually works for deer and rabbits (in my experience). You have to apply it again every couple of weeks. Don't get it on you because it does stink. Chickens, however, consider it like we consider A-1 or other condiments (chickens love to eat eggs). Delicious.
Whew! I was bracing for a Bunny Snuff Moment at the end.
Ann Althouse said... "Enough discord! Here's the cutest little bunny rabbit of all time."First war, then peace.PS Leave the varmint alone. He ain't hurtin' nothin'
Thanks, Fred4Pres. I have that but I loathe to use it because the theme for my garden is fragrance and rotten eggs is not it. :) This is really funny. I sprinkled some hot chili pepper on a little growing plant and the next day I see the little twigs on the ground. The little bastard bunny broke it but didn't eat it.
My kids have a pet rabbit that looks like a Holstein cow. I kid you not.And it's not true that a vegetarian diet prevents obesity.
Follow only if ye be men of valour, for the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived! Bones of full fifty men lie strewn about its lair. So, brave knights, if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth!
Braised rabbit with prunes. Damned things have been getting into my garden and I'm having a Mr. MacGreggor moment.
"They are cute when they are not eating your garden."If you want them to stay cute, think of that garden you planted as the rabbits' garden. That's what we did, and we are happy.It's all in the mind, sayeth The Hippie.
The latest in restaurant failures could be Ted's Rabbit Grill. Like the restaurants with live lobster tanks, people can pick their own cute rabbit from a cage and have it grilled to taste, and they also get to keep the feet for good luck.
We also have a baby bunny with a white blaze around our place. We call it Blaze and pretend that it only eats the weeds.
Cute little bunny rabbits may carry tularemia, hanta virus, bubonic plague, nasty ticks, etc., etc.Stay away from any wildlife that isn't trying its level best to get away from you!
"Easy to raise but not grateful...escape is high on their agenda at all times, even if you've fed them since their eyes were still closed," from Rhhardin at the nest link.Our domestic bunny revealed similar traits. Rabbits seem highly tuned on the sensory receptive end, but appear to short circuit when it comes to data processing. Following a bunny bath, ours was drying out on the bathroom floor when our retriever pushed open the door and proceeded to gently poke the rabbit with his nose. In shock and awe, the bunny fell over dead. Plop! Just like that. Of the two of us left standing, I don't know which was more surprised, me or the dog.I found out later that rabbits will initiate a "death drop" or big flop when relaxing, but this was the real deal. Too much stimulation. I wasn't overly saddened by the loss. He was a good bunny offering life and interest to our family but not much relationally. We found him to be, as Rh said, easy to raise, but not grateful.
If you want to keep rabbits out of your garden, plant a few rows of marigolds along with the veggies. Rabbits can't stand the smell.When my grandparents lived up in North Branch, Minnesota, Grandpa had a pen with a half-dozen bunny rabbits. The neighbor kids would come over and play with them.The rabbits got bigger and bigger. Then one day, the kids came by. The bunnies were gone! Where did they go? Grandpa just said that they went away. :)
O.k. the feller is adorable.I had heard about rabbits being frightened to death and it still seems crazy.Back to reality...HantavirusAustraliaO.k. not so overwhelmingly cute.Shoulda stuck with cute
"If you want them to stay cute, think of that garden you planted as the rabbits' garden. "Haha.. funny you should say that. Because I did intellectualize it once in that fashion when deer ate off the Euonymous plant in the winter. I even felt happy that they graced my landscape. Not any more. There is a whole forest out there just 100 yards out that they can munch on.
Very cute indeed.
Tularemia is named for Tulare Lake in California; hantavirus for the Hantan River in Korea, but geneticists have determined that the North-American strains are older than the Korean. New Mexico, in addition to the hanta virus, is also affectionately known here as "The home of the plague and land of the free." The NM National Guard must get special screening and shots before deploying to the Middle East, not because of what they might catch there, but because of what they may bring with them from here.Tularemia was deliberately introduced to Australia in an attempt to decimate the rabbits that had proliferated from cute little bunnies brought by the British settlers and were eating all the vegetation in the sheep pastures.
Grandpa liked more than Broccoli!
Oops!That should be "Land of the plague and home of the flea!"
Er, no. This is the cutest bunny of all time.
Maybe it's just me, but I baby talk at cute little animals, especially bunnies. We had a nest of baby bunnies last summer that I watched grow up. Our back yard was their playground. They still live back there and we sort of consider them unofficial pets.
Althouse, you are wonderful.Mead....you are wonderful also, I suppose(said in the voice of Eizabeth Bennet's mother speaking of Mr. Darcy.)
Or "Land of the flea and home of the plague?"Whatever, if you don't know what you are doing, do not touch!
Where's a hawk when you need one?
Er, no. This is the cutest bunny of all time.Also known as Oolong.
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