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When I was teaching I don't think I could come close to the number of times I heard this phrase, "I want to be like Mike." It was July 9th this summer when I happened to walk into the kitchen. I saw a rabbit, then two and that got me interested. It was apparent that there seemed to be some sort of disagreement on whose territory this particular spot in our back yard it belonged to. I knew what they were after and that was our Mexican primroses. Bunnies seem to love them.

The first thing I did was run to the office and get my camera. In the first couple of shots, that I was taking through the kitchen sliding door, I unfortunately got to much door frame in the shot. I eased on over as they became fully involved. This was a first for me to see and capture.
Al

Keep your eyes on the one that is on the left side























Only an eyelash separated them at this juncture



















I am sure that the bunny was thinking, "Yes, this is all mine now." I hope he doesn't forget about Hang Time.



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Pretty cool Al, right place, right time and recognizing a special moment - congratulations on a fun story.

Bunnies are abundant in my yard this summer too. Since I haven't had a garden in a couple of years I haven't taken any control measures either. For the first time, my neighbor is complaining about having his beans mowed down as fast as they come up. I think I've seen 3 litters since April.

Fun fact from a rabbit biologist friend- when it's time, rabbits all mate on the same day.


Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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Pete McMiller wrote:

Fun fact from a rabbit biologist friend- when it's time, rabbits all mate on the same day.


I thought the right time was "every day".

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA. ,,,,,, "As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats." Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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I tend to agree Dave but apparently rabbits aren't the savages we areCool


Pete


MOLON LABE [mo 'lon la 've]

Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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Pete McMiller wrote:

Fun fact from a rabbit biologist friend- when it's time, rabbits all mate on the same day.


Kind of like prom night. Wink

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
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Nature is fascinating and I love seeing your pictures and stories!
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Good to hear from you, Pete. When I am over by Bev's art studio feeding the birds, there are at least two bunnies that come a running everytime the alarm is sounded. That is our dogs barking because they know that they will be fed soon. I always feed the birds first. As fall approaches, I have noticed a much larger number of Gambel's quail showing up. Yesterday we had at least 150 that came in. This timing will find a good 50 to 60 doves made up of western doves and collared doves.

Good luck with your hunts, Pete.
Al
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Hey, Dave, maybe that is just in Iowa.
Al
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Jeff, I think you are on to something.
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Paul, I whole-heartedly agree with that statement of yours. When I think of just going on hunts, almost everyone of them is hooked up to another animal/bird/bee that has nothing to do with my hunt but will quickly reminds me of it.

Examples:
A. Dall sheep hunt on the Kenai peninsula---had an up close and personal visit with a porcupine
B. Goose hunt at the tip of the Alaskan peninsula---had an up close and personal visit with a weasel
C. Bow season in WI for deer---had an up close and personal visit with a chickadee
D. Successful duck hunt when I rode my bicycle to the area---got caught in a horrible blizzard
Al
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Yesterday I took my chocolate lab and went to a public dove field here in SC. I spent more time watching and enjoying the Goldfinches feeding on the standing sunflowers due to the lackluster number of doves flying. I only wish I had brought a camera to capture the moment. Most folks only see a "dove field" but the number of wildlife that benefits from these man made buffets is amazing and really made my hunt!