Eastern Cotton Tail

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© Andrea Petersen
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Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.... Psalms 17:5

A wild rabbit
Is in the habit
Of hunkering down
Close to the ground
In freezing temperature,
Nibbling on weeds
Or what they can find
To fill their needs..
Sometimes nature
In the daily grind
Of a Cotton Tail
Is not always kind
On their bunny trail..

Poetry by me, AJP

I shot this picture through the old rolled window behind our kitchen sink when it was just getting dark last night...This little Eastern Cotton Tail was with a companion and they were eating some weeds in back of our house...

My husband said he was going to cut down a poplar tree that is growing in the raspberries bushes so the rabbits can eat the bark. The poor little things get hungry when it is cold and they have a tough existence hunting for food in the winter..This has been an unusually cold and rugged winter this year.

15 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Mar 2011):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    What a unique shot!! Well done

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Such a cool shot and poem Andrea. Hugs to your husband for his big heart.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    What a lovely peek into your garden and its inhabitants, and what a wonderful idea of your husband to help the rabbits feed!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Love it! The evening light gives it a really soft feeling.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Magical, my friend. Hope warmer weather comes your way soon.

  • jaume morera guixa

    jaume morera guixa gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful , beautiful, beautiful, beaut............

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    What a beautiful capture of this little guy!! The tree will help them out I'm sure.. what a thoughtful thing to do!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Very sweet little rabbit, Angela. It has been very hard on the wildlife. We're feeding our herd of six white tail deer because they were starving. I'm cutting up apples and we bought another 100 lbs of deer feed today. They were so skinny you could see their ribs. Now they are looking good again. Your husband is very kind to help them out like that. Soon the snows will melt and we'll see the ground again.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    What wonderful treatment, Andrea.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    so cute! poor little guys. I know the feeling. We end up feeding the squirrels and raccoons around our house.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    Oh such a sweet image..love the blue

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    nii armas-hästi tehtud

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Such a pretty little bunny, Andrea! A great capture! I love the bright eye!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (19 Aug 2016):

    Little guy needs some TLC

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