Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Animal Was Back!

      There are many Jackrabbits in my city area. Sometimes I see them on a daily basis and then sometimes they are visiting someone else. They sometimes have their resting place in my yard and use it for a week. They are free to come and go in my yard as long as they don't touch my garden. Well, one of these fine creatures has touched my garden and he is banned. 

     When the plants are new and small, the jackrabbit can do a lot of damage in a few minutes.

     So since I don't have gates, I have had to set up some barricades. I've also had to board up some areas under the fence where the piker knows he can enter. 

    Today I left one of the barricades down and I found this guy ensconced in the middle of my back yard. He wasn't to pleased about leaving. I was within three meters ( 10 ft)  of him before he caught on that I meant business. I told him that, "I would kick his butt if he didn't leave immediately."
  
    It did make it easy to get some photos.








39 comments:

  1. Did he leave or did you kick his butt? He looks serious! :-)

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    1. Hey I said the closest I got was three meters so he took off without my foot.

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    1. Tame rabbits are considered cute but these guys have a face only a mother could love.

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  3. oh, he's a handsome and daring one, but i'm sure you'd tell him what for and where to scram to! :)

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    1. I'm usually a softy except when the garden is young.

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  4. He is a handsome devil! Great photos Red! :)

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    1. Thanks. I like to see them when they put it in overdrive. Cn they move.

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    1. They're not timid but they are wary.

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  6. Oh my that is one big rabbit!! He could do some real damage to a garden! We had a ground hog eating our garden.

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    1. These guys weigh about ten pounds.

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    1. I like to see them run flat out. That's beautiful

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  8. They have a huge appetite. This seems to be a strong year for the cottontails around me. I think we have depleted predators too much. I have to fence in my yard , then garden area inside that. The cat brought in a baby the other day.

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    1. I've watched them eat and it's all very fine stuff. They must spend a lot of time eating.

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  9. Your unwelcome visitor has got funny face. he doesn't seem to look like a tame gatecrasher so really, better show him who's the boss at the beginning. He kinda looks funny though.

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    1. These don't look like tame rabbits at all. When my plants are bigger he'll be welcome back in the yard.

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  10. Judging by his size he is not starving. ;)

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    1. There's lots of good food for them in the city and no predators.

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  11. Great shots! He is pretty adorable. We have a lot of rabbits stopping by the garden, eating many of the plants. I fence off the ones that I want to protect and let them feast on the rest.

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    1. Yours is a very small bunny . these guys weigh about three to 4 kg

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  12. Oh we used to have so many Jack Rabbits here on the farm when we first moved here. I have not seen one for years and years. Darn Coyotes:) Great shots Red B

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    1. They've all gone to the city. There's much better food and no predators.

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  13. Bold and daring, isn't he?

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    1. He knows I couldn't catch him!!!

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  14. Oh nice pictures. The foxes get the hares here mostly.
    I have got one or two pictures before the foxes devour them. .

    Which is sad. With gardens that become aggravating for you. . Did you kick his behind?

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    1. Well, I'd never get close enough to boot his behind. I just tell him I'll kick him but I don't yell.

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  15. My what big ears you have.... Actually we don't have them here. But further west on the prairies they are quite abundant...

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    1. I tell him the same thing. I also tell the mule deer that they have big ears.

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  16. Gracious! That is a HUGE rabbit. We used to have a lot of rabbits in Illinois, but after the West Nile disease killed off the predator birds and large crows the rabbit population exploded. I believe the large birds are making a comeback now. However, now there's an explosion of chipmunks. I hope those rabbits don't start digging homes in your yard.

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  17. It is a rather big one, looks almost like a hare with those big ears.

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  18. I like that close up where I can see his face. Beautiful. Is this part of the original rabbits you had on your property some time ago. If so, his Momma probably already told him what a softy you are. ha,ha Great photos Red.

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  19. Yes I know he is a little stinker but my goodness, he is a very handsome rabbit and those eyes! Great shots Red! I hope he does as he is told :)

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  20. I've always wanted to see a Jackrabbit. He is beautiful. Does a jackrabbit make a good pet? He looks huge!

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  21. Great photos! What a magnificent beast!

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  22. He looks very healthy and well-fed, so I think he has been dining on someone's garden. Hopefully not hidden corners of yours!

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