Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, November 05, 2010

What do you think you are doing in there?

Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, know we have semi-tame rabbits who like to hold us for ransom until they get bread every day. They also like to hang out with me, when I relax on my deck chair during my break from the garden work.

It has been a long time since finding a rabbit had managed to find it's way behind the fence securing my flowers from rabbit nibbles.

Yesterday, as I walked past the fenced garden I heard a rustle in the dry leaves alerting me to an intruder. I looked around and discovered this young black bunny, sitting there staring at me bold as brass. "now how on earth did you get in there?" I asked bunny, it stared right back and did not seem very nervous at all.
I put my head inside the front door and called for Mr C to come outside to see what I had found. Along the back of the garden next to the concrete porch, I have a piece of lattice fence I can lift out so I can gain easy access to the garden, I moved the lattice out of the way, and Mr C and I managed to quietly persuade the black bunny to make it's way towards the opening and then hop on out, across the porch and away from the house, where it stopped long enough for a photo.
He/she is such a pretty little rabbit we hope it will join our semi-tame team and hang out with them. We just hope it does not find it's way back behind the garden fence.


Darla said...

I have never seen a dark colored bunny in the wild before, so pretty. Glad you got him out of your garden area though.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Naughty bunnies! Have you watched "Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit"?

meemsnyc said...

I love your semi-tame rabbits that hang out with you in the backyard. How adorable!!

Rosey said...

That black one looks like someone's pet. It is good they found such a hospitable garden to reside in. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope s/he will make friends with the others and they can all hang out together. What a beautiful rabbit.

Peggy said...

The black rabbit may not be wild,maybe it just got away for a day outdoors!I loved thephotos of Arizona it does look wild but beautiful.