I was blaming Mr. Squirrel for this thievery.
And it was baby bunny!
Lucky for you that you’re a cute little bunny.
More Wordless Wednesday.
For the past few weeks there has been a bunny in my yard all evening. Rabbits are primarily active at dusk and dawn. In the summer I would occasionally see them during the day, usually eating something in my garden, but never after dark.
This picture was taken about 9pm. I just looked outside and he is still roaming around out there at 11:30pm eating seed under the bird feeders. I hope he stays out of the path of the owls.
According to rabbit.org,
Rabbits are actually “crepuscular”, meaning they are most active in the twilight hours of both sunrise and sunset. This is because before becoming domesticated, rabbits evolved as a prey species for thousands of years. Evolutionarily it was safest for rabbits to leave the safety of their burrow and forrage for food in the transition between day and night when the light is dim. This is the time when nocturnal (night) predators such as owls can’t see well because of too much light, and when diurnal (day) predators such as foxes, can’t see well because it is too dark.
Ah ha… I caught you this time. Someone has been nibbling on my young bean plants and eating the new cucumber seedlings.