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    Introducing our wild friend Kini

    As you all know, we put out birdseed for the birds, but as I scatter it on the ground, we also get chipmunk, squirrels, and the occasional wild bunny. This spring and summer, Brownie, an adult has often come by, but in the last month, this little guy started coming by. He has nearly doubled in size in the past month, he is still little bunny. He is less skittish than Brownie, and was actually relaxing outside our door this afternoon. Usually the bunnies only come by dawn and dusk, as rabbits are crepuscular, so the light is bad for pictures. But this afternoon Kini bunny (baby rabbit are called "kittens" or "kits" so his name became Kini) was relaxing - Miss Hoppy taught us that the back legs to the side like you see here is a very relaxed bunny! He is still very wild, and will run at the slightest noise, so it was a rare treat to have him here in daylight so I could get a picture to show him to you!

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    Awww, hello, Kini bunny! How sweet that you came to get an afternoon snack and relax!
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    Hi there cute Kini. If you play your cards right, you just might find that Miss Karen knows a lot about what bunnies love to eat. You'll never go hungry at her door, believe me !
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    Hello, hello, Kini bunny! Oh, how cute you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Hi there cute Kini. If you play your cards right, you just might find that Miss Karen knows a lot about what bunnies love to eat. You'll never go hungry at her door, believe me !
    Well, he has gotten to indulge in some fresh corn ... every few days I'll buy an ear while it is cheap and in season to put out - Brownie used to sit and eat it for a while, and Kini has done so a few times, but now one of the squirrels (who does it usually when I am not looking) has waited a day or so until enough of it has been eaten so it is light enough, and then carries it away!
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    Kini is adorable, his colouring looks to be perfectly designed for camouflage amongst tree bark and he looks so silky soft. Does he let you pet him, or is he too wild for this?

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    Still a LITTLE bunny? He looks quite long, all stretched out and relaxed. So glad you got a photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Still a LITTLE bunny? He looks quite long, all stretched out and relaxed. So glad you got a photo!
    It is deceiving, he still is very little compared to Brownie - about half the size of an adult.

    Quote Originally Posted by Litterati
    Kini is adorable, his colouring looks to be perfectly designed for camouflage amongst tree bark and he looks so silky soft. Does he let you pet him, or is he too wild for this?
    He is much, much too wild for that! And it is good he is wary, as not every human would have kind intentions! His color is perfect cammo for the dirt under the tree - it is very hard to see him there at all!
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    Bunnies know where to go! Hate to say it but you, too, have a Welcome sign on your door step. What a sweet baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick View Post
    Bunnies know where to go! Hate to say it but you, too, have a Welcome sign on your door step. What a sweet baby!
    Oh, slick, I have a welcome sign on my forehead - always have, born with it! And apparently it is neon, and animals can see it through a crowd! And I wouldn't have it any other way.
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    I used to have bunnies come around here. I could get sort of close to them. I would leave some food for them.
    I bet you look forward to seeing them everyday!

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    Karen, you have been adopted! I bet Kini will settle down and stay with you. He is gorgeous!





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    What a stunning bunny!!! When I first moved here over 8 years ago, there was a bunny who would come visiting almost every day. She/he visited for almost 3 years. I don't know what happened but I sure enjoyed the visits. We used to have lots of wild bunnies in town but you never see them any more. I miss them.
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    Hi wonderful! I often see rabbits here eating or playing near some clover; they're fun to watch. Unfortunately Annie dog is always on the watch for them (not in a good way). Most of them escape her by running through the openings of the wire fence of the goat lot where she can't go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaycountrygal View Post
    Hi wonderful! I often see rabbits here eating or playing near some clover; they're fun to watch. Unfortunately Annie dog is always on the watch for them (not in a good way). Most of them escape her by running through the openings of the wire fence of the goat lot where she can't go.
    I inadvertently scared him today, he was outside the window for about an hour nibbling grass so I held off until I thought he was gone to put out the birdseed and refresh the water. But as I approached the tree, he had apparently been about 3=20 feet away, just out of sight until I got outside, so I saw his very white tail in full alert as he sped away.

    But I am sure he will be back!
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