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Oct 12, 2021 20:15:01   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
We went hiking the other day on the Columbia Mtn trail not very far from the house and we noticed 2 black rabbits that someone dropped off...ticked me off! So we went back there today after we unloaded some firewood and was able to capture 1 of the rabbits...only saw 1...couldn't find the other.

This little guy was very nervous to start with but he is adapting nicely to it's new home in the barn. We have a hole already from a critter a few yrs ago under the tack room and I let him loose right at the hole and zoom..he went under the shed.

He only spent about 15 minutes under the shed and has since been coming out and wondering around eating grass, lettuce and some grapes I left for him.

He's so cute. We will go back every evening for the next couple of days and see if we can find the other one...if not a coyote probably got him already.


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Oct 12, 2021 20:21:08   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
What a cutie, Cindy!

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Oct 12, 2021 20:26:26   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
UTMike wrote:
What a cutie, Cindy!


He is cute and a young one, not very big yet. I don't think he will let me get close to him just yet...we caught him in a fishing net so he is a little leary of allowing us to get to close. But at least he has a chance to make it thru the winter here.

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Oct 12, 2021 20:54:19   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
CindyHouk wrote:
He is cute and a young one, not very big yet. I don't think he will let me get close to him just yet...we caught him in a fishing net so he is a little leary of allowing us to get to close. But at least he has a chance to make it thru the winter here.


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Oct 12, 2021 21:04:31   #
Red Farmer Loc: Northeast Illinois and Door County
 
Our kids had a pet rabbit for years and we were warned about feeding him lettuce. We lived in the city at the time so we feed him rabbit chow and a few carrots. He had cover and the run of the yard.

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Oct 12, 2021 21:33:45   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
Red Farmer wrote:
Our kids had a pet rabbit for years and we were warned about feeding him lettuce. We lived in the city at the time so we feed him rabbit chow and a few carrots. He had cover and the run of the yard.


I put a couple of piece's by the hole more so he would know where to go ....he will be eating hay thru the winter and of course I will throw some special treats out there for him!

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Oct 12, 2021 21:46:32   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Yep I think you're right about the first one, coyote food... But who knows? Seems to me like rabbits were made just right for coyotes.

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Oct 12, 2021 22:34:13   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I hope he adapts and makes out just fine, Cindy.

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Oct 12, 2021 23:20:14   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Yep I think you're right about the first one, coyote food... But who knows? Seems to me like rabbits were made just right for coyotes.


Same thing could happen to this one here...coyote or even cats...will keep my fingers crossed that he is a smart one and knows how to hide!

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Oct 12, 2021 23:20:36   #
CindyHouk Loc: Columbia Falls MT
 
kpmac wrote:
I hope he adapts and makes out just fine, Cindy.


So do I...he's a cute little one!

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Oct 13, 2021 05:46:06   #
Dan Thornton Loc: Corpus Christi, Texas
 
Good for you, rabbits are so very cute.

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Oct 13, 2021 06:22:02   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
CindyHouk wrote:
We went hiking the other day on the Columbia Mtn trail not very far from the house and we noticed 2 black rabbits that someone dropped off...ticked me off! So we went back there today after we unloaded some firewood and was able to capture 1 of the rabbits...only saw 1...couldn't find the other.

This little guy was very nervous to start with but he is adapting nicely to it's new home in the barn. We have a hole already from a critter a few yrs ago under the tack room and I let him loose right at the hole and zoom..he went under the shed.

He only spent about 15 minutes under the shed and has since been coming out and wondering around eating grass, lettuce and some grapes I left for him.

He's so cute. We will go back every evening for the next couple of days and see if we can find the other one...if not a coyote probably got him already.
We went hiking the other day on the Columbia Mtn t... (show quote)



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Oct 13, 2021 07:33:35   #
junglejim1949 Loc: Sacramento,CA
 
CindyHouk wrote:
We went hiking the other day on the Columbia Mtn trail not very far from the house and we noticed 2 black rabbits that someone dropped off...ticked me off! So we went back there today after we unloaded some firewood and was able to capture 1 of the rabbits...only saw 1...couldn't find the other.

This little guy was very nervous to start with but he is adapting nicely to it's new home in the barn. We have a hole already from a critter a few yrs ago under the tack room and I let him loose right at the hole and zoom..he went under the shed.

He only spent about 15 minutes under the shed and has since been coming out and wondering around eating grass, lettuce and some grapes I left for him.

He's so cute. We will go back every evening for the next couple of days and see if we can find the other one...if not a coyote probably got him already.
We went hiking the other day on the Columbia Mtn t... (show quote)


Very cute little guy

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Oct 13, 2021 07:40:18   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Very nicely done, Cindy, both the photos and the rescue. It never ceases to amaze me that people think dropping a pet off in the woods is a humane thing to do.

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Oct 13, 2021 08:09:30   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
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