Just Plain Cute

August 5, 2010

Okay – obviously not horses, but this little guy was so darn cute, I must’ve stood there taking pictures for half an hour (hubby understands about my little detours and just goes along with them). I love rabbits (all wildlife), but at the horse ranges, it’s usually the big jack rabbits that we see. They always scare me to death when they pop up in front of me as I walk through the sagebrush. This little Desert Cottontail was just peaceful and sweet. Not too intimidated by me at all (well, he does live on a wild horse range – McCullough Peaks to be exact. I’m relatively small compared to them).

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Someone joining me for dinner?

I’ve read that the bunnies will eat the flowers of the cactus, but this was my first eye witness account. There were several munched flowers in the vicinity. He was enjoying quite a feast.

Finished that one - gotta find another

Oh yea - this is a good one

Yumm...

Gotta be careful not to stick my nose in those spines!

You seem harmless, but I still have my eye on you

Well, you gonna join me or what?!

Pretty darn tasty - you don't know what you're missing!

He had the perfect little setup. That’s his home at the left (his hole) and right outside his front door is the garden! Oh, and the view is not to be missed. Home faces west and a beautiful open meadow that almost always has wild horses browsing on it. It’s all about location, location, location!

Hey - thanks for stopping by!

Really enjoyed our little encounter…

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16 Responses to “Just Plain Cute”

  1. Sues Says:

    Hi there, love the rabbit pics too! Sues.


  2. absolutely adorable Pam. He blends in pretty well with the landscape too! Great photos, as always

  3. pnickoles Says:

    Hey thanks Billie! πŸ™‚ Hope you and the LBC horses are doing well. I see some of your pictures posted on FB and they’re awesome!

  4. SHIRLEY LE GARDE Says:

    I LOVE ANIMALS AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE CUTIEST LITTLE BUNNIES I HAVE EVER SEEN. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PICTURES. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

  5. Carolyn Robin Says:

    You are so talented with that camera !! So glad to see you enjoy the laginappe – ( cajun for “a little something extra” ) So cute cousin.

  6. Linda H Says:

    This is an exquisite story–thank you Pam! It’s nice to be reminded of the beauty that we so often overlook.

  7. Kim Michels Says:

    These images are so sweet!! I love wildlife and nature images.

  8. Little Brother Says:

    Yeah, I ran into a giant jackrabbit at night in Yellowstone driving a little Fiat X1/9 and I thought it was going to come through the windshield. They’re a little bit more substantial a meal than the little cottontails that hang out at my place. πŸ™‚

    And I’ve eaten those things, too. They’re not bad, once you scrape off the little whiskers.

  9. Theresa Hill Says:

    Absolutely adorable. Good pics of him.

  10. betty Says:

    Nice touch. I see he planted his garden so it would deter predators too!. But imagine the cactus spines he has braved to get his flowers. and I thought rose thorns were bad!

  11. Roxy Says:

    I love bunnies! I have had bunny housepets over the years – maybe stinky – but sooo much fun and lovable.

    Wild Horse Advocates have been lumped with “Bunny Huggers” and I accept and wear that with honor!

  12. TJ Says:

    What a great reminder that our wild horse ranges support a wide variety of wildlife that need the same things the mustangs do … and just cute and fun to boot!

  13. Joanne K. Says:

    Gorgeous Bunny! I love Bunnies…..it was my nickname as a young child. I love the largest photo face forward of the Bunny. Wonderful.

  14. Deby Zimmerman Says:

    As usual, FABULOUS!!!! Matters NOT the subject, whatever it be, YOU capture the total spirit with your uncanny sense of subject, and flare!!! This is one famous little bunny here on Face Book!!!!

  15. pnickoles Says:

    Shirley – thanks so much for your kind words.

    Hey there cousin – thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    Linda – I try to take advantage of every photo opp presented. Hate to miss anything out there as all of the critters matter. πŸ™‚

    Thanks Kim. I love all of nature’s wildlife too.

    Shame on you Chris! Bad little brother…:)

    Thanks Theresa!

    Good eye there Betty. Those cactus are quite a deterrent!

    Roxy – ditto. I had a California Giant bunny when I was a kid. Loved that big guy. I wear the badge proudly with you. πŸ™‚

    Thanks TJ! I’ve certainly been enjoying your posts of late. The horses look wonderful. You’ve had a busy summer. πŸ™‚

    Now how did you get the nickname Bunny Joanne? πŸ™‚

    Thanks Debbie. Such kind words. πŸ™‚

  16. Darcy Says:

    Pam, these are wonderful shots of the bunny :), so darn cute! Love the narration too hahah!


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