The Squirrel and the Hare #1

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UploadedJanuary 14, 2013
TakenJanuary 14, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/13
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Focal Length92 mm
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The Lord said I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father appointed unto me...that ye may eat and drink at my table and sit on thrones. St. Luke 22: 29-30

We oft' read of wildlife kingdoms
That may include a squirrel or a hare
In a child's moral book of fable...
Do we actually see them share
Eats or drinks at the same table?

I am sure the rabbit wouldn't care
By nature he is known to be curious.
But the squirrel is a different story;
Notorious for acting furious
Engaged in his throne of glory!

Poetry by me, AJP

Earlier today my husband told me about the Eastern Cottontail rabbit who was taking up residence in the bottom of the pine tree he'd cut down earlier in December...We had used the top of it for our Christmas tree...The bottom section resting in the snow is in view of our kitchen window behind our sink.. (I wasn't too surprised as I had seen this rabbit eating on a rock a few nights ago (not far from the tree) where my husband scatters sunflower seeds for some of the wildlife who prefer the rock to the feeders.

I happened to look out at that moment then to see these two creatures of the rodent family who arrived at the same time to eat sunflowers seeds that had got kicked off from the "food rock" . From all appearances it looks like the Eastern Cottontail and Fox Squirrel are great friends...Stay tuned for my next picture which I anticipated the outcome when the curious rabbit got too close to the squirrel.

11 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Right out of a storybook! Well done. I like the framing effect.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    lovely !! Great shot, great framing!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    How delightful!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely a wonderful capture!!! I wish that my kitchen sink looked out to the backyard instead of the driveway!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture. well spotted and captured. LOOKS LIKE AN IMAGE OUT OF A STORY BOOK

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    I agree with everyone! A classic!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful !

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    They are just so wonderful, a perfect little tale!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Although I`ve seen rabbits peeking around the corner of a building here, I`ve never witnessed anything like this. A rare and wonderful image and story!!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    This is so sweet...... LOVE IT

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    amazing capture about this meeting

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