Discovering a Warren of Baby Rabbits in the Backyard, Frankfort, IL
In Frankfort, while visiting Bob and Julie… Liz and I got to see something pretty cool. Out in the backyard, Julie showed us a small patch of ground by one of her bushes.
There was a small bit of ground that was pulsing a little, moving around every so often. I didn’t know what was going on, but Liz (with a lot of hesitation) started to peel back the ground a little bit… and this is what we saw:
A warren of baby bunnies! For some reason, I initially thought they were squirrels, as I couldn’t really see anything other than a mass of fur. But after one or two of those guys started moving around, I saw a few legs and a few bunny ears.
We were very careful not to touch them, for fear that if we got our scent on the rabbits… the mom might not take care of them. But after watching them shiver in the cold for a bit, we tucked the ground back down and let them be.
The video doesn’t really do this justice – I’m not sure how many guys were tucked in that small patch of ground, but they were really packed in there. With the weather getting warmer now, I’m sure those guys will be out and about in the next few days.