Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bunnies and their predators

A Goshawk in our front yard today watching pheasant. I haven't seen him get one yet and it's not for lack of trying.
Above can you see the snowshoe hair? That is the last you'll see of him as 2 hours later an eagle got him and ate him right under one of our trees. I'm just sorry I only caught him flying away so I missed that photo.
The hares have been in extreme abundance here in the Kenai Peninsula. So far they are just eating the lower branches of our spruce trees not the bark. Kalen sits at the window and watches bunnies at dusk whining to get out. 


vivian said...

oh no! poor bunny! I guess thats nature for ya.. beautiful.. but sad for some poor little unsuspecting creatures! you live in a beautiful place!

My Vintage Mending said...

I really had to look hard to see that bunny. We have only the brown hair kind...OUr Red tail Hawks are so prevalent. They have been known to catch the local small dogs if not watched...smiles...Renee

David T. Macknet said...

Beautiful shots! We've been spared having much snow this year, but have had windstorms instead.

Jacqueline said...

Nan's adventures in Alaska! I found myself having sympathy for the bunny but cheering for the hawk who needed breakfast. The circle of life. Years ago I worked at the Disney Store when The Lion King just came out and everyday I would hear "The Circle of Life" and appreicate the beauty and need for it.

Raining and wind ripping through Washington. BIG puddles and lakes forming and rivers rising. I'm hunkered in like a troll under the bridge. Hiding. Our bedroom is upstairs and me and the three bears are under the covers. Len and I have both been under the weather with colds. Missed a couple days of work but needed the rest.

Thinking of you today in your little corner of the world.

Inger said...

We have had a good bunny season here too. It is cyclical and I was happy to see them back. We have white-tail rabbits and hares, or jack rabbits, as they are called in the western US. Recently, they ate our entire Rosemary bush. I was not too happy about that, but we'll start fresh again in the spring.

sacramento said...

How I would love to visit you for a cup of tea, and have a feel of your world of snow while we hear the little bell.

Miranda said...

So sad for the bunny! I love those sweet little things coming around in the spring. But what an awesome thing to see. I really need to come see your side of Alaska one of these days, it just looks gorgeous.

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