I was always under the impression that rabbits were diurnal, like squirrels, and therefore they wouldn't have been out at night. I know that we have a lot of critters in our yard - raccoons, skunks, even the odd rat, but a rabbit - never. I dismissed the incident and presumed that he had mistaken a raccoon for a rabbit. It did make me think, though, of all those stories about imaginary rabbits and I resolved to keep a closer eye on what they were drinking and smoking.
A few weeks later, my eldest came home one night and said that he had seen a rabbit in the back yard. I still wasn't convinced. It was late. He'd had a few drinks. It must have been something else. Well, last night my youngest came home and said that he had seen a rabbit in the backyard. This is the kid who can spot seven or eight deer on a road trip, even if we hadn't seen any. I was about to dismiss his story, when he pulled out his phone and showed me a picture.
Now I might have thought, alien creature, if I hadn't seen rabbit tracks all over the garden, in the snow.
So now we can add rabbits to our menagerie. I wonder how they are surviving in the cold. I hope that it isn't someone's pet who has escaped. Oh dear now I have another animal to worry about. Rabbits are actually crepuscular - meaning that they are active at dawn and twilight. I think that there should be a crossword society for people to post those impossible words that no one ever uses unless it's 47 down and starts with a "C." :) Then again I could start an Easter bunny society....maybe.
Have a wonderful day!!!
crepuscular! I've never come across that word before - one of those odd words that has never taken off (apart from the crepuscular community of course, who probably use it all the time!)ReplyDelete
I also love how your son had to whip out a picture to convince you! ha!
What a lovely lovely blog, so wonderful for a friday :)ReplyDelete