Sunday, June 23, 2013

raggedty ears

We see so many rabbits during our early morning or evening walks in Eldorado that I've decided that it's time to start counting them.  There were, though, only 15 today in our normal loop - a pretty dismal tally, but then we were out whilst there was still a good deal of sun, and the temperature was 82.  The curious thing, though, is that in one sector of Monte Alto Road, there seem to be a number of rabbits with chewed, mangled, or otherwise imperfect ears.  Assuming that these aren't punk rabbits (so signs of piercings), what can be the explanation?  One - one could explain away because of an unfortunate encounter with a dog or coyote?  But more than one? And this rabbit is not, by any means, the most severely mutilated. 

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