I don’t profess to know all there is about the natural world, and often enough surprised by some encounter – like the bunny in the photo.
We were out hiking around with the hounds a while back and ran across this young rabbit.
He exhibited no fear at all, even with the hounds in proximity who are well behaved and normally take their cue from whoevers company they’re in.
They enjoy nothing better than chasing rabbits, but maybe sensed this was a little one and were content to maintain a distance of a few feet and merely observe.
This went on for several moments before he casually hopped off into the grass and brush, never really left just got into a some cover and continued to watch us.
Maybe we were the first people he had seen and was curious, hopefully he knew something about raptors as there are more than few in the area.
I knew a woman once who had a pet rabbit, a domestic breed, trained to a littler box, if she drummed her fingers on a table or hard surface he’d come running much the same as if you whistled for a dog.
Funny to watch, sometimes he would jump up for no apparent reason twist and run round and then come to be petted, and of course his name was Bugs.
I always kind of thought that was an appropriate name as he acted a little buggy to my way of thinking. Or least not like any rabbit I had ever seen, but I can truthfully say I met Bugs Bunny.