A hole in one …

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… homeowner’s front lawn was scrutinized by your roving reporter a week or so ago.  Just like I followed the doin’s at the robin’s nest, I’ve been scoping out this cavernous hole every time I walk by.  Without trespassing on the property, I’ve peered into this hole from afar, zooming in with the camera to see if there was any life in there, but I’m no further ahead.

From the get-go I figured it belonged to Mama bunny and a litter of babies (also known as “kits” which is short for kittens) and I supposed that little family lived at the end of the dark hole.  I Googled “images of rabbit burrows” to determine if a rabbit burrow looked like this – sure enough I was right.

The next day, the realization that my Google research went to waste occurred when I glanced at the burrow and a huge rabbit was sitting nearby in the front yard.

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So the question arose:  were her babies in the burrow already, or was she preparing for their birth?  She didn’t clue me in at all, and, just as soon as I stepped in a little closer to take her photo, of course that fleet-footed bunny bolted.  Pouf … she was gone after flashing her powder puff tail at me.

I’ve continued to steal a glance every time I pass by, hoping to catch sight of some cute baby bunnies to share here but no luck let.

Meanwhile, I was quick like a bunny this morning.  I walked my five miles and was back home in record time, likely since the pale sun and coolish weather gave me the energy to keep hopping along the trail much like the Energizer Bunny.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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29 Responses to A hole in one …

  1. A hole like that where I live would indicate a gopher… I would much rather have bunnies.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Yes bunnies are much cuter – this is really a big hole and when the homeowner cuts the lawn, he fills grass clippings at the entrance of it, like a padding, maybe to cover it up to thwart predators.

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  2. TJ says:

    So you look in holes and find cute bunnies. I look in a hole and find a large ugly spider. That’s the way my luck seems to go. LOL.

    Your bunny sure was cute and I am interested to learn if she is a Mama or a Mama-to-be.

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  3. lindasschaub says:

    I don’t blame you TJ – I have a centipede trapped under a plastic dish for 3 weeks today … I thought it would be dead by now – it’s still alive and kickin’!!

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  4. John says:

    I think the hole belong to the bunny. Here we haven’t had so many bunnies since they get the the plague for many years ago, but now I use to see them some times. However, we have plenty of hares, and they are very large, twice as big as the bunny of your pictures.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I think that is a rabbit hole too John – it is a huge hole and deep as well. I know that there was a rabbit disease here as well and I had worried as I had not seen many bunnies in the Park this Spring. I didn’t know if it was the our cold Spring or a predator bird – we do have some hawks and eagles that are nearby. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hare … we are not rural enough to see a hare that large.

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  5. Ellie P. says:

    Great bunny pics, Linda!!

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  6. Cute bunny and great shots! I tried to get a nice photo of a wild rabbit yesterday but i missed him by a hare. 🙂

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you Tom – good pun there. I started to make a reference to Alice in Wonderland and the rabbit and the hole but decided to leave it out at the last minute – maybe not everyone has read the tale.

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      • susieshy45 says:

        Linda,
        A writing book I am reading now ” Writing down the Bones” says one must not censor what one writes- that is who we are and that is our story. Alice in Wonderland as you would reference it in your tale would be your story.
        Susie

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Hi Susie – I was not sure whether or not to reference it because people may not have heard it before, but thank you for that thought – it is appreciated.

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      • 🙂 For some reason or other my wife, Marla, hates Alice in Wonderland. I have a couple of excellent 3D Alice in Wonderland movies, with Johnny Dep, and she absolutely refuses to watch them! I suspect that something in her childhood was negative that had something to do with that tale. Oh well! 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        That’s too bad Tom – I liked the original tale by Lewis Carroll and I have never seen the more modern versions. I did think to mention it in this post, but wondered if younger people would knew who Alice was.

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  7. We have them do the same same thing, right in the middle of the grass. Then my husband cuts over the hole which freaks me out!

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  8. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Dear “Energizer Bunny”…………………….nice pictures of the burrow and of the Rabbits………………….I never knew their babies were called kittens

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks Anne Marie – I am glad you liked it. I would not have known either except I researched a little to determine if it was indeed belonging to a rabbit, then the next day, here’s this big rabbit right there. I was surprised they call them kittens too.

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  9. Sheryl says:

    Wow, I would have guessed the the hole belonged to a larger animal.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I know – like a mole or a groundhog. The burrows I’ve seen at the Park where I walk are for groundhogs. You see them, if they get scared, they’ll hightail it to a burrow and disappear out of sight. They are not so noticeable and this is right in the front yard! I am hoping that the babies are not too far into the hole and I’ll see them sometime.

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  10. susieshy45 says:

    I have never seen wild rabbits, only those people keep as pets. I would love to have rabbits as neighbors too.
    Susie

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    • lindasschaub says:

      They are very cute Susie, but they eat plant leaves and if you have a vegetable garden they can wreak havoc in your vegetable garden – they makes themselves at home like they own the place and nibble on all the vegetables. Some places, mostly rural, have huge hares – we just have the bunnies,

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