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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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New visitors to my yard

Was helping my wife vaccum her car with Corbin and Lilly. Lilly went over near some hedges to go to the bathroom. I heard the squeal of a baby bunny and thought Lilly had grabbed one. When I looked over she was just standing there sniffing a clump of grass. I walked up and was greeted with this site.





To the best of my knowledge there are 4 in there. I did not want to mess with them and gave Lilly a lecture on not to go over by them. She did not hurt any of them and my thought is she stepped on the nest. The mother rabbit chose a small depression in my yard and dug it out a bit. She mixed some grass clippings that were stuck under the hedges with her fur and made a nest. I remember seeing the clump of hair and grass when I was cutting grass with a push mower, and remember running over it. Momma rabbit must have fixed it. It was cool to show Corbin the baby bunnies in the nest. These guys cant be too old because their eyes arent even open yet. Hope to keep Lilly out of the nest, and she has been doing good so far. Can't wait to have a few more rabbits in the yard.

I have yet to see momma rabbit on the nest but sure she spends more time watching over it at night. I wonder how often she actually tends to her young. Iam contemplating setting a trail cam up on the nest and see.

THought you rabbit guys would like seeing some future hunting stock

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Re: New visitors to my yard

Found one in the yard too had 6 in it

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Very cute!

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My daughter has a slew of domestic rabbits here and they only nurse once or twice a day. Rabbit milk must be some powerful stuff because they grow quick
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Put a trail cam over a nest and feeding was only 2x during the nite.By the size they won't be there much longer!

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Re: New visitors to my yard







Put a thread called Dr. Doolittle up in the general section to describe the story of these guys.

Basically one got spooked and ran in my garage while i was cutting grass. I caught him and put him back in the nest. i made a ticking noise to try and calm him down, not sure why. Well all of a sudden the other bunnies came out and followed me around.

I wish I could do that with deer. Leaving them a lone now but thought I would share this.

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