It is not a surprise when Rabbits are in the neighborhood there are a lot of them. The Island is no exception, they began showing up during the heavy rains of the 2015-2016 winter.
A nearby marina is built on a rock outcropping in the middle of the slough, the Rabbits made a home under the club house. As the water was rising they made the grand escape, some swam to the far side, the survivors swam to this side.
There is a litter of bunnies every time I look around, unfortunately they attract predators. Isn’t that the way of nature, when an over population occurs she fills the voids when needed.
One morning I was watching the long ears running amok on the Levee when a Red Tailed Hawk appeared from the sky. It dove towards a Rabbit and smacked directly into the wood fence at the spot shown. The Hawk shook himself off, after sitting there for a minute or so he took to the air.
I find it interesting Rabbits are unable to look upwards, they don’t see the incoming birds until the last second. What saves them I believe is their lightening fast reflexes. When danger is suspected they are gone in a flash, it must be a stressful life.
Jacques Lebec Shutter Flutter