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© Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

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Wayne was spreading fertilizer on the grass in the back yard today, when he saw a big ball of fur and grass that appeared to be in an indentation in the ground. He started to scoop it up with his hand, thinking it was the leavings of a hawk meal, and a baby cottontail rabbit bounded out from under it. Upon further inspection, he saw 2 more tiny bunnies huddled in a shallow hole under the fuzz. They looked as if they were nearly big enough to be on their own. Since Wayne had just spread fertilizer over them and into their nest, we took them to a local veterinarian who works with wildlife experts. They foster young or wounded animals until they can be on their own.

The nest was right in the middle of our backyard. Before Wayne moved things around out there, they had been squarely under the middle of the kids' trampoline; in the shade, and out of the view of the hawks that have recently taken up residence here. Maybe that is why Kaiser, our elderly wirehaired dachshund, has been acting nervous about going into the back yard lately.

11 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 Mar 2012):

    What a find! This is great! It would be my luck to find MORE squirrels! LOL

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (3 Mar 2012):

    So nice of you to take them to the vet!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    You are having exciting times in your back yard Judy!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Mar 2012):

    sweeeeet shot!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    Diptychtastic!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi   gave props (8 Mar 2012):

    Adorable :)

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Mar 2012):

    Oh how sweet!! I am so glad they have been found and are safe from fertilizers and hawks and children jumping on trampolines.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    Oh what a cutie and glad you took them to the vet.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (15 Mar 2012):

    So sweet. Happy you took them to the vet.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    What a charming surprise!!! Bunnies are so adorable. So glad that you took them to be taken care of!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    nice one!!! So nice of you...

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