Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bunnies!!

I think we've had maybe four or five dry days this spring.  Finally a sunny day coincided with my husband being off from work and he finally got around to mowing our "hay field".  Look at what he found!

Right beside my daughter's swing set, as he made a pass close to it, he noticed a squirming pile of fuzz. 

The nest was fortunately beneath ground level and safe from the mower passing over it.  It is only about five inches in width.

I can't help it, I had to have a little peek!  Carefully, I pushed back the surrounding fuzz...

Is that not the cutest thing you've ever seen?  And just in time for Easter!  I counted at least five.  I didn't want to disturb them too much, so I snapped a couple quick shots and covered them back up.

Are those not the most adorable little ears?
We had a baby wild rabbit when we were children that my uncle had slightly injured while running the weed-eater.  My mom bottle fed it and it survived.  I've never seen a rabbit's nest before though.

This reveals that my dog is a lot lazier than we thought she was.  They were hidden right under her nose!  We'll be letting the dog out the back door for awhile, so that these darling babies can grow up to eat my garden.  Ha.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't that cute! I would have never guessed that rabbits have nests like that. They are so small and sweet - until they eat your garden.