I sighted my first bunny in March and chased it off. It showed itself again a couple of weeks later. My husband commented that, if there was one bunny, there were probably many bunnies. Monday morning, I saw one bunny chasing another, which sealed that theory.
This week, they're ever-present. I see them in the morning.
|Sitting on the back patio|
|Scooting over to the patio on the south side of the house|
I see them in the afternoon.
|The flagstone path through the middle of the backyard is a bunny freeway|
And I see them in the evening. Don't they ever sleep?
|Do they know they're hard to see as the light dims?|
The cheeky creatures hop right by where I can see them from my home office. They skip along the path outside the living room windows as we watch the evening news. For awhile, I channeled Mr. McGregor and tried chasing them out of the garden, back down into the canyon but that's become an exercise in futility. They move faster than I can, especially on uneven ground and, when they split up and go two different directions, all hope of directing them off the property is lost. I suspect they've figured out I'm less of a threat than the coyotes that prowl the canyon. For all I know they've set up a warm nest under the spa.
It's always something...Do you know of any good rabbit repellents?
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