I came across these kittens while walking through the yard last evening. Before they noticed me, they frolicked, sneaking up from behind, and pouncing and flipping over each other.
It seemed that last week was all about young deer; their legs thickening with the summer, allowing their gait to become more graceful. Less tentative, their growing confidence allows them to stray more than a few feet from between their mother’s legs.
This week it’s the young rabbits that seem most prominent. The population this year, apparently quite abundant. Though these young things were probably born a while ago, only lately have they come out into the open en masse. I’m sure that not far off, there was a buck and doe ready to hurry these young ones back to the warren should danger arise.
Go ahead, try to count how many rabbits you see while driving along the road, or while out in the yard. It’s certain you’ll run out of
fingers and maybe toes before you finish your census!