Monday, July 6, 2009

Baby Jackrabbit

Well it's fun this time of year in the garden, we are eating all the fruits and vegetable we grow over here. While Rory was checking out the onions, he heard a rustling in the tomato plants. He noticed a little animal awkwardly moving around in one. He brought it over to show us quickly and we just couldn't take our eyes off of him. A very small and extremely cute baby jackrabbit. I have lived here 17 years and we have seen a ton of jackrabbits but never a baby.
He is so cute and so small, I picked him up and pet him and he was very calm. We watched him hop around clumsily and kept an eye out for him while I called the local wild life animal rescue. They said at his size he would not survive on his own so I dropped the little guy off with the pros, and they will release him back here when he is old enough.
We think the baby was separated from his mom because of the field next door was plowed last week. Although it breaks my heart he was taken from his mom, I know that he will be okay. Baby Jackrabbits are very hard to care for but the rescue place is familiar and will do fine.

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