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Old Aug 9, 2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Something a little different for me instead of the animals that I usually photograph. One of the rabbits that I often see at the edge of the woods when I walk to the wetlands.

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Way too cute! Well done, Steven.

In the DC area they are reproducing like, well, like rabbits and the population is exploding. Apparently lots of food and not many predators. I have a family of 3 living in my back yard and my dogs and cat just ignore them. But I could never get as close to them as you did.

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Cool shot Steven
Very nice detail
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Way too cute! Well done, Steven.

In the DC area they are reproducing like, well, like rabbits and the population is exploding. Apparently lots of food and not many predators. I have a family of 3 living in my back yard and my dogs and cat just ignore them. But I could never get as close to them as you did.
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Thank you Ted. Sounds like you need a few more hawks up there to control your rabbit population. Even though there is a unending food supply for rabbits in the area in which I walk, basically I see just one family of rabbits. Perhaps it is because of the raptors, like hawks and ospreys, that populate this wetland/woods area.

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Thank you very much Fred. Do you have as many rabbits up there as Ted is now seeing in the DC area?
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Thank you Ted. Sounds like you need a few more hawks up there to control your rabbit population. Even though there is a unending food supply for rabbits in the area in which I walk, basically I see just one family of rabbits. Perhaps it is because of the raptors, like hawks and ospreys, that populate this wetland/woods area.
We do have a few hawks here, and I suspect the Lotka–Volterra equations will start to work (more rabbits> more hawks > fewer rabbits > fewer hawks > more rabbits > etc.).
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Steve..

That 2nd pic is tack sharp.. We used to have wabbits... fab pets to have about!
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Thank you Ted. Sounds like you need a few more hawks up there to control your rabbit population. Even though there is a unending food supply for rabbits in the area in which I walk, basically I see just one family of rabbits. Perhaps it is because of the raptors, like hawks and ospreys, that populate this wetland/woods area.



Thank you very much Fred. Do you have as many rabbits up there as Ted is now seeing in the DC area?
Lots of Local Rabbits up here Steven. A few visit my front yard occasionally and eat the grass
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Thanks Harj.

Hey Fred: when they come into your yard, do they stick to eating grass, or do they try for flowers sometimes?
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Thanks Harj.

Hey Fred: when they come into your yard, do they stick to eating grass, or do they try for flowers sometimes?
I only occasionally see them eating Grass in the front of the lawn
I am sure they try for flowers . Some mornings a few flowers are munched on
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It appears bugsy here has escaped the clutches of a hawk (or gator) by the looks of his ear! Great shots.
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