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Country Life: Bunnies in the Garden

Baby Bunny

This baby was in our garden one recent morning. My son held the bunny who was only four inches long! We thought we would look up some details about bunnies in the area:

Where can you find them?

The cottontail rabbit can be found in meadows and shrubby areas in the eastern and south-central United States.

What is their habitat?

Cottontails love open grassy areas, cleared land and fields with a mixture of lush grasses and herbs. They also look for dense shriubs that provide cover and protect them from predators. An interesting note, they are rarely found in deep woods.

Rabbits and bunnies charm us from childhood and throughtout our life. Here is a quote from the 'Tale of Peter Rabbit', a favorite story for young people.

"I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening.

His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!

'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.'

But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper."

Beatrix Potter

 

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