Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Updated bunny post

This is from Sunday night. We lost one bunny to the raccoons on Saturday. We woke up at about two in the morning to squealing in the back yard. Running outside in my underwear to chase of the raccoons, I found the pen opened and three bunnies missing. This is a bit of a feat considering we put latches on the doors (well sort of, we bent nails and turn them in front of the door to keep them closed). The raccoons were able to figure out how to open the lath and get to the babies. After the raccoons were at a distance I went searching for the bunnies I figured ran had run away. I found one against the fence under some brush and unused cages, but was unable to find the others. I knew they had gotten on, but was fairly certain not two. It wasn't until I was out in the morning to feed the chickens that the other came out from hiding, and surprising even to me, ran all the way across the yard to the four inch gap between my feet. It was the darnedest thing, very endearing. So we are down to five babies, and I have to find a way to get rid of the raccoons. I know we are in their world too, but they have killed at least four of my chickens and at least this one bunny, maybe more (we've had some disappear in the past).

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