I am fairly new to meat rabbit raising, we've only had our rabbits for 8 months. We raise satins, and have them in all wire cages suspended from a wooden roof with legs. We live on the Oregon Coast in a fairly rural area, (we have chickens too), and have in the past seen some evidence of wild rabbits in the area (the cat usually eats parts of one or two a year and leaves me the rest). Yesterday morning, I went out to feed the rabbits, with my three wild and loud kids 9ages 4, 8, 10) and there was a wild rabbit out there by the hutches. I thought he would startle and run away very fast. He didn't. He seemed very curious and kept bounding up near us, then scampering away. It looked like he had started to dig two holes about a foot away from one of the hutches. Later when the kids were playing on the swing set the rabbit was out on the lawn with them only a few feet away as they were playing. Then this morning, the kids went out to feed our rabbits without me, and came running back in saying the wild rabbit was back and he let them pet it. I thought no way, and went out to investigate, and sure enough saw my 8 year old petting it on the ground a few feet from my hutches. I told them not to touch it, and to go wash their hands, since I have no idea what kind of diseases a wild rabbit might have or could pass on to our rabbits/us. But can't help thinking if this were really a wild rabbit, would he feel so comfortable around humans? Would he let my loud children pet him? Help! Advice please!