Weekly Theme - Wildlife

by Bethany Plonski July. 01, 2019 197 views

When I was walking by the lake last week, I heard and just barely saw something small dart into the brush by the water. It didn't move like a squirrel, but it was similar in size, so I waited a few minutes to see if I could get a better look. Then I noticed some chickadees in the tree above and forgot all about my mystery friend in the bush.

About 10 minutes later, this tiny little bunny came crashing out of the brush right at me! I guess I had been so quiet that it forgot I was out there and assumed it was safe to make its escape. Then it noticed me and froze. I took a few quick photos, but I could see how fast the poor little thing was breathing, so I walked away because I wanted it to feel safe going back wherever it needed to go.

So cute though!

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Andi Saw 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Awww... blue heart

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't know if there's anything cuter than a baby bunny. Except maybe your hamsters! smile

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Andi Saw Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh weeìll, my neighbors have anew puppy... smile And what about your cats???

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Buster Bruce 11 months ago

Such a great frame Bethany! I so enjoy your images. Bunnies just have to be photographically captured especially in the wild. My bunny population is down around my place so I count on friends like you to fill the current void!

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Buster Bruce 11 months ago

Thank you so much! I'm really glad to hear that and will make sure to keep an eye out for more bunny photo-ops for you. smile

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Camellia Staab 11 months ago

Honestly we are seeing the same animals. I haven't posted my bunny, but he and his cousin were at my house last week. One was on one side of the fence and the other, on the other side and just like cats do sometimes, they were teasing each other with their feet. I did take a pic but only I know what was going on smile  Nice shot, very cute little guy.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months ago

Thank you! How funny, must be some kind of PB sync-up! smile So cute that they were playing through the fence. We had two in the back yard recently that we thought were playing, until it turned out they were up to something much more adult LOL.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months ago

Pretty soon you will even more bunnies around smile

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Heike 11 months ago

Cute little guy !

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Heike 11 months ago

Little tiny bunnies like this just make me melt! So sweet. rabbit

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Antonio Gil 11 months ago

Cool. Love the low perspective

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months ago

Thank you! smile Glad the bunny didn't mind me crouching lower to the ground!

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Björn Roose 11 months ago

When we're walking or biking along the banks of river Scheldt in summer early in the morning or late in the evening these guys are all over the place (it's a bit like Watership Down), but they do indeed not tend to stay put smile

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 11 months ago

I love Watership Down! It was always one of my favorite novels to teach. We have a lot of bunnies in our neighborhood (I usually count 10-15 per morning run), but I've never seen one this close to the water. I guess I need to be paying better attention by the lake. smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months ago

I think they like the water because often the dirt around it is very fit for digging their holes smile Been re-reading Watership Down a number of months ago. Liked the story as a boy and liked it again as an adult, but this time from a different perspective.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Björn Roose 11 months ago

That's true, it's much softer there. I never read Watership Down when I was younger (because I accidentally saw a few moments of the awful movie version on TV first and thought it was a horror story laughing), but I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to as an adult. Good storytelling is good storytelling no matter who or what the characters happen to be. smile

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