Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Big Fast Rabbit

Went into the shed this afternoon to get a shovel and a pail to go fill with sand for the sidewalk and saw this animal track -


Whoa, that's something big, I thought.  Then looked up the track pattern and found out it is the
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit  (click link but please be patient it takes about 6 seconds for the picture to come in clear).   I was impressed with the size of it's paw.

Then as I began reading about it, I was equally as impressed with it's speed; can reach up to 18 miles per hour.  Dang, no wonder he beat the tortoise. One never knows.

I'm just glad it isn't a bear because we do have them around these parts from time to time.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  I do wish you a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Carol

14 comments:

  1. That's a rabbit??? It's the size of a werewolf!

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    1. Right? I couldn't believe it was a rabbit track but we do grow things big here in the Maine woods. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Debra, I saw one of these a few years ago and not since. At least now I know they are still around these parts. Have a great day.

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  3. Wow, that is a big foot print. I am surprised it belongs to a rabbit. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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    1. Really! That's what I thought. I never imagined it was a rabbit I just knew it didn't have a heel pad like most tracks have. A bit of research cleared that up for me. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

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  4. I would definitely look around seeing this footprint!!! Good shot!!!!

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    1. I was! It's like OK where is this creature hiding. I was definitely surprised to find out it's a rabbit track. Seems he was trying to get into our shed where it's nice and warm and dry. The field mice and chipmunks love it in there. I'm always cautious when I have to go in the shed so that nothing jumps out at me. It's the price of country living I suppose. Have a great day.

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  5. Carol - now that is some big bunny prints. Stopped over to your link and seen how big he was in relation to the teacup. I just love bunnies. Hope you are staying warm and safe this December day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It is only about 23 degrees today and I am not liking this early cold spell which feels more like it should be January already. I get the sense that time is shifting in many ways. Grandsons have both moved out now and it's empty nest syndrome for us all over again. Bittersweet times; happy for them to be on their own yet missing them terribly. I hope you are having a great week.

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  6. Many thanks for the link - what a beautiful rabbit.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan. We lived here 10 years before seeing one rabbit which was a big surprise for us. We thought living in the country we'd see them all the time. They are elusive creatures. There are probably more out there than we'll ever know. Have a great week.

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  7. A great photo of the track. Boy, you sure grow then big where you live!!

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  8. Bonjour chère amie,

    Wouahou ! Quel beau spécimen !... Une belle coïncidence car en ce moment dans ma prochaine peinture se trouveront de nombreux petits lapins... je n'en dis pas plus ! chut !

    Gros bisous

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