Friday, January 6, 2012

The bouncer at the hay barn

I have known for several months that an extended family of bunny rabbits has been living in my hay barn. The rabbit poop atop the hay bales is a dead giveaway, as are the chewed-through strings of twine. I curse a blue streak every time I hoist a bale of hay, only to have it burst because some darned rabbit has been gnawing on the twine. Then I come face to face with one of them and all is forgiven.


This guy is the bouncer. He guards the tarp and won't let me in unless I tell him the secret password.


He is bold and fearless...and fat. Must be all that good hay he's eating.



He is also very willing to pose for pictures.



Rabbit: I think I shall be leaving now. You're getting a little too close.


30 comments:

  1. The pictures are great of Mr. Bouncer Bun, but he must learn not to chew on the twine as there is nothing worse then grabbing a bale of hay and having it fall to pieces/pads. Ugh!

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  2. s/he is a cubby one eh! Good photos.

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  3. Oh, he's an absolute puddle of cuteness. I believe he'll keep me smiling for the day. Priceless.

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  4. Another cute li'l resident of the 7MSN. Keep this up, yer header's gonna run outta room soon.

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  5. Could it be a "she" guarding a nest of babies?

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  6. I can see why you forgive him. He's cute! I would forgive him, too!

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  7. Oh.... I hear you. I'd forgive him too... but don't you have a barn cat? I'm afraid the cat won't be quite as forgiving!

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  8. Maybe a sack of rabbit food should you bring home with you from the co-op next time? Might be worth the investment to avoid the frustration of the hay bales falling apart in the long run??? I don't know. He's pretty darn cute, and it's pretty darn special that you now have a bunny+...just sayin'...all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...he's also probably the best entertainment for smooch money can buy, and is faster than smooch, so no problems there...could add a great deal of 'fun' to your world to add yet another face to the line-up!

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  9. At least he will fit in with the other long ears!

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  10. Can bouncers be cute? I think he proves it is so.
    Smart bunnies--no coyotes or Smooches in the hay barn.

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  11. Does Smooch know?

    Mary Ann (NC)

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  12. Wild rabbits will sit still for you for awhile if you whistle softly to them. I don't know if they have a favorite song but it's worked for me several times. They're great neighbors.

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  13. I'm surprised Smooch allows these new residents or maybe she just hasn't been close enough to sniff them out yet.
    Watch out though because these cute little guys are adept at multiplication tables.

    Best always, Sandra

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  14. I love your pictures. I too got a D7000 for christmas and am trying to learn it. I must ask, do you always shoot in manuel mode?

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  15. I could stare at the cute bunny pics all day! The cuteness factor is off the charts. Smart bunny for nesting itself in all that warm hay for the winter.

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  16. I completely agree. There is something intrinsically cute about bunnies...

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  17. Estella from Co.1/6/12, 7:44 AM

    What the heck the MORE the merrier :) Have a good day Hugs to all

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  18. What a sweet face!

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  19. so what is the password? "what's up doc?"

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  20. Cute, but destructive - like deer! I might have missed it, but did you ever hear if the pigeon that was visiting made it home?

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  21. He's a cutie, no doubt...easy to forgive those wonderful ears :)

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  22. How wonderful that he let you so close. He must love his new bouncer position... pays well I hear.

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  23. Very cute :). Has this rabbit population attracted any hawks?

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  24. Maybe a packet or two of lettuce seeds on your next trip to the co-op?

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  25. Really cute and he has a distinctive kink in his ear.

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  26. When my daughter was but a youngun, many moons ago, we had a bunny named Rufus who looked remarkably like your bouncer bunny.
    Now you have the makings of a 7MSN fable type tale, Steve and bouncer. Races in the future?????
    Love rabbits but oh do they ever know their multiplication tables.
    Super cool pix. Oma Linda

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  27. Oh Thumper, you got lost but you have found your comfort place temporarily!!! :D

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  28. Rather rabbits than rats!

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  29. Oh he's so sweet!! As a Bun owner (I couldn't fit a burro in the house) I appreciate the nice post and that he's still, er, living.

    George & Alan Fan

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  30. Your fearless bunny is adorable. So how many do you think you have hiding out there? Watch out you may eventually have an entire town of bunnies soon, lol
    Bouncer maybe selling secrets to neighboring bunnies.

    Love your blog, I will continue to follow you.
    Sandy

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