What we found while removing weeds from our Bamboo Garden

Happy Easter everyone!   While I wasn’t really thinking of writing a post today, I thought I should because something happened yesterday that was very timely with Easter.  Of course to me, Easter means the resurrection of Christ, but to kids (and many adults), Easter means something different.

Yesterday, after a fun day trip to Buda, Texas which ended with a really good meal at a local place called Chavelo’s Mexican Restaurant, when we were at home, my husband decided to take on a project of taking out the weeds that have been growing in our bamboo beds.  With Spring in Texas coming in earlier than most everyone in the colder states, the weeds have really taken on the bed and they are thick, thorny and hard to pull out.  To pull a whole weed plant out requires a hoe.  So while he was hitting the ground with a hoe, he heard some screeching noise. He was so surprised when some baby bunnies came out of the hole.  Worried that he accidentally hurt the bunnies, we looked in the nest to check for some signs.  Thankfully, the bunnies seem fine.  After looking around we found the bunnies that escaped. My husband was very careful when he picked up the bunnies, inspected them and put them back in the nest.  Then he covered the nest with grass.  I was able to take a few shots of one bunny before it was put back in its nest.

Baby Bunny

Finding baby bunnies in our bamboo garden.

Baby Bunny

The baby bunny was trying to burrow.

 

Baby Bunny

Isn’t this baby bunny so adorable?

Knowing nothing about bunnies except that they have fur and they’re cute, I began reading and was surprised to find out that bunnies have really great vision and have a view of almost 360 degrees.  They are constantly cautious of their surroundings and actually sleep with their eyes open.  Two of the baby bunnies seem frozen, but I read that bunnies tend to freeze when they feel threatened. Wild bunnies only live about three years which is really sad.  I guess because they are prey.  Here in our area, there’s so much construction and new development that makes it difficult for wildlife to thrive.  Their natural habitat keeps getting destroyed.  Here’s an article that I found about bunnies that you may want to read if you found baby bunnies in your yard.

Baby Bunny

My husband was very careful to hold this baby bunny with his garden gloves that he was using to dig so he will not transfer human scent to it so the mother will come back.

 

Baby Bunny

Baby bunnies are delicate. It’s important to be careful when handling them. Support them on the stomach and feet as their backs are weak.

We hope and pray that the mother bunny will come back and take care of her babies and that they will keep coming back to our yard and make it their home.   I love seeing bunnies in our yard.

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