Unlike the squirrels in my neighborhood, the rabbits aren’t as skittish at the sight of people or annoying shutterbugs like me. I got some good pictures of a bunny in my backyard last year who let me stand just a few feet away from him. I was going to use some of those pictures for the Easter weekend edition of the Saturday “Squirrel” until I had this surprise encounter with a wascally wabbit at the height of last Sunday’s thundersnow event!
I was photographing a brazen squirrel who was frolicking about in my front yard, damn the silly snowfall (I’ll probably use these pictures for a SatSqrl feature in the near future)! While I was taking some pictures of him in a tree near my driveway, I heard a loud rustling from right below my feet in the flower bed. I thought at first one of my cats bravely bolted out the door, but instead I brought my eye out of the camera viewfinder to see the lovely lapine you see above. No doubt he was scouting out places to hide his Easter eggs for the following Sunday, and was wondering whether he’d have to make his Easter morning rounds in half a foot of snow….
After about a two minute photoshoot, the Easter snowbunny didn’t have any more time to pose for my silly blog and scampered off back to his hole….. or, well, actually under my neighbor’s truck.
The thundersnow has melted, so it will be a green Easter this year. But no fooling, there’s a chance of more snow on Monday! Hope you packed your long johns for the excursion, Mr. Bunny….
Have a hippity hoppity weekend!