After seeing this little guy coming through my yard for a couple weeks and never having my camera handy, I finally caught up with him this afternoon ( assuming of course that it is a him). I never remember seeing rabbits where I live but this little thing seems to have adopted my place. At first I thought it was a compliment but my garden seems to be his main source for food.
My first mistake of course was in assuming that being this small, he couldn’t eat that much or do much harm so I just enjoyed his scampering around and coming up close to check me out. He isn’t the nervous type either. So I brought out carrots trying to feed it but he came over , sniffed them and tuned his nose up to them. Of course I never heard of a rabbit that didn’t like carrots but you are looking at one. Well that was last week. His culinary tastes have been greatly expanded.
I have since learned that he likes just about everything else in my yard, including the grass. What he just finished eating to the ground were my Lemon colored Day Lillies. The roots are still there ( no gophers as yet) and some stubs but little else. One day I had plants that were about to bloom and the next time I look they are but stubs sticking out the ground. I think sometime tomorrow we are going to have to part company. As I was contemplating how to fix the problem, an image of father come into my head with him saying, “It’s a bit late to worry about closing the barn door now, the horse is already out and half way to China by now” .
Well, he does take a nice photo, hehehe.