Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Just goes to show ya...

That critters will live where they want to, not where you want them to. This is one of two holes under our back patio where some cute little bunnies have set up residence. This hole has been home to chipmunks and yellow jackets, but I think this is our first bunny family. But why right by the back door? Where our 70 pound bundle of stupid named Nellie comes out?

4 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

Ooo - please keep them safe!

I've wondered the same thing - why they choose to nest so close to the house with the dog. My dog just *snuffles* the nest innocently, then uses his paw to investigate further and that's how he hurts them. :-(

Last year we had a nest a foot of the ground in a half-wine barrel - very strange!

Juliabohemian said...

we had a vole take up residence on our patio last year. he had dug a tunnel right through a mound of dirt I had just added- I raised my bed up about a foot. I kept filling the hole up and he kept re-digging it. So I gave up and let him do his thing. He was gone a few months later.

Endment said...

So - there must be some kind of a "housing shortage" around. Or - perhaps they simply like the view :)

Susan Gets Native said...

Endment: On one hand it does seem like a smart place to choose, since we have less predators up against the house, but on the other hand, we are traipsing in and out all day long with the dog.
It IS a nice view...it's right behind our weigela.
Laura: Not to worry. We have gotten into the habit of checking before letting Nellie out, and I think Nellie is like your Buddy, harmless but curious. I've watched Nellie chasing a rabbit who got a small head start, and there was no chance of her catching it. She's just too big and dopey.