Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guess What: Part II

     I love tomatoes and so I baby my tomatoes. I've loved tomatoes since I was a little kid. I'd come home from school and stick three of four tomatoes in my pocket and eat them like apples. I water them with a watering can so that water doesn't get on the blooms. Fussy? I know I am. 


     Today I was watering about 1:00 P M and all of a sudden something moved under a tomato. After I recovered from the shock I saw that it was one of the baby rabbits. So there I was pouring water on a poor little baby rabbit. I'm not a very nice guy! He moved less than a meter and then froze. I ran in the house for my camera and got some poor shots of an awesome two day old rabbit . So this is Part II.
Little guy after a bit of  an unexpected shower.


I don't think anybody can see me!


Nice and shady in here.


Nobody will ever see me here.


    If you read my last post I pompously said that all the baby rabbits had left my yard!! You won't believe a word I say after this. I've completely blown my credibility. So now I will go out on a limb and say that the babies  are all probably in my yard somewhere. I did look around but didn't find anything. When I got back home this afternoon the little guy had disappeared.


    And here I thought I was finished with my baby rabbits?

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  1. he is so cute, hiding from you. :)

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    1. Probably thinks I can't see him.

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  2. I don't think you're through with these bunnies by a long shot.

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    1. Agreed . They'll be around. The white tailed is not usually a garden pest if they got other things to eat.

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  3. I think that you can be forgiven for watering the little rabbit - it was a mistake after all. But can the rabbit be forgiven for eating your tomato plants?

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    1. Well, they're not eating tomato plants. They will eat lettuce.

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  4. So funny this morning, Red! Poor little thing - guess he wondered where that sudden rainstorm came from! They are so cute to watch - I am sure you enjoyed it! I think your credibility is safe - at least for now!

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    1. Well, I'm relieved that I still have some credibility!

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  5. Ah!!!!!!!! my dear Red.
    Please refer to Part 1 of the rabbit invasion!
    Now just who owes whom money???????????:
    " Colin, fortunately these guys are pretty wild and prefer native grub. They aren't that pesky so I'm afraid you'll lose your wager as it is a non starter . But I'll take your money anyway!!!"

    I told you, build a rabbit-proof fence around your precious vegetable gardens! Did you listen, obviously not?

    Now I see you are using the "water torture" method, please supply me with the address of the authorities that I may contact to report this "terrible crime".

    I shall forget this is you can deposit into my bank account the sum of - oh dear, how much???
    (Ponder, ponder!!!) Oh yes, the sum of C$10,000 for each little bunny. Now, if I recall there were 4 of them = C$40,000. Water torture is so cruel and against the Hague Convention! I am in a total state of shock and despondency.

    I await your "humble" reply of repentence and I shall e-mail you my banking account details for the forthcoming deposits.

    Little bunny rabbits can be a costly problem, I guess you have just found that out - ha ha!

    Now just where will I go for a Canadian all expenses paid 1st class airfare and 5 star hotel holiday??? I am thinking of Buenos Aires with Aerolineas Argentinas, daily ex-Sydney.
    Never been there and it was always my wish to get there.
    Cheers and many thanks to the little "bunnies"
    Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

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    1. Well, isn't this sweet! I can get my hands on your bank account. As you say I might be needing some extra dough!
      Now I don't have to eat c row as the little critters are only feeding on milk. They will not eat tomato as there is an alkoid in tomato plants which makes them very bitter. Rabbits are grazers and prefer good old grass.
      So not so fast to claim a prize from a slippery old Canadian.

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  6. I had a similar experience when we first moved here. The mother had built a nest under my hosta...once I watered these new plants she quickly moved them on.

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    1. I'll bet she got your attention! These are different beasts. These are white tailed jack rabbits and they are quite large.

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  7. LOL poor bunny, but your post made me laugh and no your credibility isn't shot all to hell... even if nobody else believes you. We Albertans must stick together. Isn't this the law of our beautiful land?

    Cheers.

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    1. Well, I thought Albertans were all these entreprenurial beasts who are for themselves only! Well maybe a few of us stick together?
      Enjoy your day.

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  8. Poor damp little bunnies. I guarantee there are camouflage rabbits all over your yard! :)

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    1. I think your right about the little camouflages. I've been looking and it bugs me that I can't find them.

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  9. PS I had to fence my veg garden, not because of rabbits or deer but because of my dogs! They'd sneak down behind the barn and eat all the tomatoes, as well as trampling the plants. THey especially liked to do this in the dark, on their pre-bedtime outing.

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    1. Now those are smart dogs if they like tomatoes!

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  10. those tomatoes may be safe, but the rest is all up for grabs

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    1. Agreed. tomato plant stems are pretty gross.

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  11. aww. What a sweetheart. I would love to find a family of rabbits in my tomatoes.
    and speaking of tomatoes mine a doing so well this year with all the rain we've had. Some of my neighbours are picking mine and going to replace them. Thats fun and funny.
    Have a wonderful night Red.

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    1. Yes tomatoes really came along with the heat we had. I've had two but will have to wait before I get any more.

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  12. those cute little bunnies and all their bunny friends and all their bunny cousins will just love your garden!!

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  13. I hope not as the population is too big around here. We have a different rabbit here and fortunately they like grass better than anything else.

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  14. awwww i know you thought you were rid of them--but then you wouldn't have gotten all these adorable shots :)

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  15. It was a big surprise for me that's for sure.

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  16. In thirty days you could have another batch of babies..they sure are cute! I am sure he or she meant no harm to your tomatoes:)

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    1. Yes, we could get another batch but that gets pretty late in the season.

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  17. Ahhh, one of natures nicest babies. I have a nasty nest of mice...trade you!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. You can keep your mice to yourself. I don't like them. We don't have too many problems in the city. The farm is another matter . There's too much good stuff for mice out there.

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  18. well Red ... he blends in so well that you can be forgiven for giving him a shower and not realizing they were in your yard ... so CUTE ... you are very lucky to have them ...

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    1. WE had a batch in the yard about ten years ago. My lettuce disappears once in a while and I know who steals it.
      Good to hear from you.

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  19. yes, I did read the first story about the baby rabbits and nice to see they are still around. Imagine the shock you had when watering your tomatoes. ha,ha NICE and great shots of little bunny. Nice to be able to comment again. Blogger is acting wierd today. Hope u get this

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    1. It was a shock when he moved out of the way.

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  20. When I was growing up we had a cat that used to come everytime it has kittens :) It would be a shock to find the house littered with kittens all of a sudden :))

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    1. Cats can do the strangest things!

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  21. He is ADORABLE! You took some great photos of him here. He really blends in with his surroundings.
    BTW...I love tomatoes, too. It's been really hot & dry here, but we are still gettting some good tomatoes out of our garden.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House and enjoying the new bunnies.
      You began following my blog some time ago but I could never find out if you had a blog. Now I know.

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  22. I know how you feel! I do this all the time. My great shame is that once they run out of the garden, then the cats chase it. I had to rescue one, lost the other.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    1. Being in the city it's still quite a big deal to have something like this occur in the yard.

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  23. So cute. The bunnies are going to grow rather large if you keep watering them like that. ;)

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