Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mowing bunnies

I mowed yesterday afternoon. North to south. Took me 2 hours 15 minutes. The grass was nice and green - as good as it's been all summer. But it was depressing. Just east of the patio, about 3 feet from the house, I was turning the corner and I saw something fly out from under the mower out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was a clump of grass. It rolled a ways. Then it started to move again. It was a little baby bunny. It took off for the cornfield. It would run a ways, then stop, then run again. It was so small it had a hard time running even through the mowed grass. The other bunny never made it out of the nest. Why would a mother bunny build a nest right there?!? I didn't even see it. Dang. I was bummed the whole rest of the day. I hate doing stuff like that.


Jim said...

I've done the same thing, twice, in the years we've lived at this house, and almost a third time but I keep a more watchful eye now (I am using a push mower, though, 'cause I only have to mow a quarter acre). Never saw them either time. I understand about being bummed the rest of the day. Even though it wasn't your fault, it just feels bad. I am so sorry, Dan!

Larry Geiger said...

That is a bummer. Our bunnies stay in the shrubbery around here in Florida instead of in holes in the ground. We have gopher tortoises that live in the ground, but they are easy to see and avoid.