|Two rabbits in one frame. (7/20/15)|
|Blackbeard waits for the |
show to begin. (7/21/15)
As I've written about previously, our area of the city has seen a resurgence in the rabbit population over the last five years. This year, at nearly anytime of the day, it is difficult to walk a block without running into a rabbit lounging in the lawn of peering from beneath shrubs. At one point I wondered if it would be possible to do an unofficial census of the rabbit population, but now realize it would be impossible.
Each morning when I go for a run, walk or bike ride, out of habit I'll whisper "good morning" to the rabbit that daily sits in my neighbor's front yard. Now that our friends are back, we can enjoy watching them interact and do "rabbit" things from our back porch. It is easy to project human qualities onto animals (we all do it with pets, right?), and this fantasy is only easier to create when the same animals are a part of our daily lives. In that way, one of the rabbits pictured in this photos, the one with the large "red" spot on his back, has consistently visited the yard during the majority of the summer, so much so that we now look for the signifying spot.
|The rabbit with the red spot (7/20/15)|
|You lookin' at me? (7/20/15)|
|Even this male Northern Cardinal doesn't understand why I'm taking pictures |
of ubiquitous rabbits! (7/20/15)
|Grooming time. (7/20/15)|
|Making separate meals for dinner isn't so difficult. (7/20/15)|