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Thread #59418   Message #1388971
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
26-Jan-05 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I think I've told this story before, but probably not on the MOAB...

My wife, Susan, and I discovered a nest of little rabbits in one of our garden beds a few years ago. We'd just started spring tilling and didn't really need that bed yet, so we left it alone so the rabbits could mature. About a week later we were back in the same garden and Susan decided to take a peek at the baby rabbits. She pulled back the overgrowth and promptly stuttered out something like "Damn! Big! Snake!" Yes, a four-foot gray rat snake had decided to make lunch of the little baby rabbits and had killed all but one of them. So, I relocated the serpent and we decided that, since there was a good chance Mamma rabbit would abandon the nest because of the snake, we would hand raise the lone survivor until he was big enough to fend for himself. We kept him in an old aquarium for a couple of weeks until he looked big enough to survive on his own and then released him near that same veggie plot. We had intentionally kept our interaction with the little guy to a minimum because we didn't want him to become dependent. But, it seemed that he had learned to associate humans with food because every time we would go up to work in the garden the little guy would come around and investigate. Well, one day one of our cats decided to stroll along with us when we went to the garden and when little bunny came around to see what was going on.... Well, let's just say that if you're ever betting on a race between a young rabbit and a cat, put your money on the cat.