Montana Outdoors

September 11, 2017

Denizen of the log deck

Filed under: Animals — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:20 am

Cottontail

This little Cottontail has been hanging out right next to the log deck lately. After I have cut all of the wood that I will need for this winter there will still be a lot of logs left. I will cover them to keep the snow off and that will create a wonderfully safe, dry shelter where he will most likely live all winter.

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  1. There’s something cuddly about rabbits with that super soft fur. I hope I never get hungry enough to have to think of them as food.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — September 11, 2017 @ 11:28 am

    • They are sure cute. I like to see them around and there are a couple here that will let me get quite close: they know I am safe for them. Buster knows now that they are to be treated like friends and will not bother them.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 11:37 am

  2. You’re a good neighbor!

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    Comment by Pat — September 11, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    • I live in a pretty natural environment and I try to do as little as possible to change that for the animals. It’s their world too.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 11:40 am

  3. Adorable bunny, I miss seeing them, after a bunch of houses were built, all the bunnies and Meadow Lark went away. Do have squirrels finally, they are so cute eating sunflower seeds from bird seeds. Thank you for all the beauty you share with us. Hope the fires do not take it all away. I share with my friend in Kalispell. He usually says nice place to fish or beautiful scenery and he has been there. He enjoys the photos also. Maybe next spring you can take photos of bunnies and babies. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Marcia Williams — September 11, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    • Thank you for commenting Marcia! There were baby bunnies here this spring but I didn’t get around to taking pictures of them. I think this was one of them then.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 1:52 pm

  4. Terry:

    Is this a Welsh rarebit?

    Chad

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    Comment by Anonymous — September 11, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

  5. We have many rabbits here and I see them regularly but not many will pose like your friend did.
    I’m sure it will appreciate that tarp!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — September 11, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

    • I’m sure there will be more than one in that shelter. It will have plenty of room. This is a good year for rabbits here. I’ve seen more snowshoes than I’ve ever seen this summer.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 4:29 pm

  6. How cute is that bunny πŸ™‚

    I hope he has a food source too. If not, maybe your larder will extend to furry friends (as well as avian visitors).

    By co-incidence I saw 3 rabbits in the local boatyard on Sunday and they will appear (briefly) in the next post from me – such an extraordinary sighting (nearly as good as seeing a fox next to the Botanic Gardens one morning – his ancestors must have come over from the UK in the 1830s. Neither are indigenous).

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    Comment by Vicki — September 11, 2017 @ 5:31 pm

    • The resident rabbits have a plentiful supply of clover in summer and in winter after a heavy snow I run the snowblower over parts of the lawn so the critters can get down to the grass more easily.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

  7. Every now and then I’ll see a rabbit at one of our nature centers, or even at one of the marinas that has a nice pond with great cover around it. They are the sweetest things, although I’m fond of the jackrabbits, too. They’ve got a bit more attitude, and of course have amazing speed, though I have to travel west to see them. I’m glad that this one will have a place of shelter for the winter.

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    Comment by shoreacres — September 11, 2017 @ 7:49 pm

    • This one (and several of his friends/family) will have quite a comfortable winter.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 8:22 pm

  8. He is obviously a great judge of character!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — September 11, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

    • He bets his life on it! It’s amazing how a wild animal will make judgements like that.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2017 @ 8:19 pm

  9. Bunnies – yes love them and when we lived on countryside, we had our “own”. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2017 @ 1:07 am

    • They are pleasant little folks. I love to see them drink at the water tub and sit on the lawn eating clover.

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      Comment by montucky — September 13, 2017 @ 7:23 am

  10. A lovely idea! What a gorgeous little guy!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — September 13, 2017 @ 4:27 am

  11. He reminds me of the two little ‘friends’ at my sister’s home. They stay very close to her home and visit my brother-in-law’s racing pigeons.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — September 15, 2017 @ 10:09 am

    • There are several here too and it’s nice to see them around. They are really cute little guys!

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      Comment by montucky — September 15, 2017 @ 6:52 pm

  12. He’s a very lucky bunny πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — September 15, 2017 @ 4:38 pm

  13. What a little cutie. Glad he’s got his winter home all staked out.

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    Comment by Candace — September 16, 2017 @ 2:04 am

    • There several (probably in his family) that I’m hoping will spend the winter there.

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      Comment by montucky — September 16, 2017 @ 9:26 am


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