Monday, July 06, 2015

While the cat's away...

...the mice will play (or something vaguely similar). At least they played before we went away (which I planned to post about then and not now; oh well!).

One evening last week I noticed movement through one of the two small north-facing living room windows. I stopped and saw two bunnies playing; how cute! We've seen a rabbit there occasionally (I think it's a brush rabbit), where it can easily slip through the fence into the neighboring wooded lot for safety. I took this very dim photo through the dirty glass
before slipping out onto the deck as quietly as I could. I spooked one of the bunnies but zoomed in to get a better photo of the other one.

Wait! That's not a bunny; it's a California Ground Squirrel! We're not happy with the habits of these new tenants, but I wouldn't be able to take aim at one. Were a ground squirrel and a rabbit really playing together? I didn't get a good enough look to say for sure, but I think so.

Photo-heavy post on our horse-camping trip coming right up; you've been warned. ;-)

That's it for now from . . .


Tina T-P said...

The first one definitely looks like a bunny and that second one is definitely a squirrel - maybe they are friends from school or something - ha ha -

I have never heard of a deaf sheep, but it does make sense that he would call louder - how sad for him. T.

Nancy Kay said...

Cute little critters!