This rabbit is eating pine needles retrieved from the lower branches of the pine tree in the backyard.
The fur coats on the wild rabbits running around the yard are starting to look more brown than white. They will be completely brown soon as the weather warms. This is nature’s way of camouflaging them from predators.
Rabbits like something in the grass, like clovers. and munching the fresh grass itself.
I’ve heard of lettuce and other greens often referred to as “Rabbit Food.” Rabbits also like apples as I’ve seen them nibbling on them.
Much like many humans, the rabbits like an evening snack. They like to come out around dusk for their rabbit food.
This rabbit is in full stride, heading for the protection of the dense trees in the forest. He is about to pass under the pine tree where he was eating the needles. Something alerted him-maybe it was me. :)
Rabbits are amazing animals. They are endowed with special ability activated by climate to change their fur from the white of winter to brown in summer and vice versa.
A female, if she has a mate, can have a litter every month. a litter can be anywhere from 4 to 12 babies. The babies are called “Kits.”
I hope these two have some kits as rabbits are scarce here. Their numbers are going down because many animals such as coyotes, foxes, the red-tailed hawk and owls rely on rabbits for food, especially in winter.
Throughout this post I have called the cute furry animals rabbits. They are really Horseshoe Hares.
Horseshoe Hares are referred to generally as rabbits. They got the name from the large hind feet which helps them stay on top of the snow in winter.
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Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
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