How nature repays a kindness UPDATE Post #22

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, May 16, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Awhile back my chickens found a nest of 5 baby rabbits in the yard. Torrential rains had flooded them out of their nest. The babies had their ears and eyes open, but were still very young.

    Because I knew that it wouldn't be long until the dogs found them, I decided to move the rabbits a few feet away, outside the fenced yard. I moved them in a direct line, parellel to their former location and tucked them up under an old tree stump; high and dry.

    One of the five babies managed to get away from me during the move and ran into some bushes nearby. Later when I checked again he had returned to their former nest. He was soaking wet, chilled to the bone and near death.

    I brought that one in the house. I got him warmed up and dry and fed him an electrolyte solution. Once he had recovered his strength I returned him to the nest with his siblings. End of story.

    Except....

    One of those bunnies (I'm sure it's one of them, being the correct size now a few weeks later) has taken up residence in one of our pump houses. The pump house in question is an old, dark and dank place. I have no clue why a living creature would want to reside there. I have to go in that pump house at least once a day to turn on the spigot and I'm quick about it. I don't hang around. Been going in there for years. When I do go in there....

    I am not expecting an evil little bunny rabbit to jump out at me! [​IMG] He's done it half a dozen times now! Yesterday the fright caused me to drop a hoe on my foot. This is how nature repays a kindness! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Leave the hoe outside... you'll feel better.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    [​IMG] Let him leap out and then keep it closed? He'll probably roost in the Brahma coop after that...................


    Let's see- NN x Jersery Giant x Brahma x Polish x Silkie x jackalope............... bunnyken? Chunny?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:He gets in and out, even with the door closed. Nobody better be getting in the brahma coop anymore, cept the brahmas. [​IMG]
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Buffaloed by a bunny. Sigh...
     
  6. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    well if it is the one you brought in, he may be playing with you. people underestimate how much animals remember.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A.T. Hagan :

    Buffaloed by a bunny. Sigh...

    *heavy sigh* I know right. [​IMG]
     
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gritty, [​IMG] The quote of, "Don't expect a kindness act to be returned" comes to mind.....[​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] And so will the "poor little bunny." He's probably telling his siblings about the scarey lady with the hoe who tried to get him.[​IMG]
     
  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe he stole the coop door from #43, drug it in there and is using it as an escape hatch. He is just protecting it from being found.
     

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