Wednesday 23 March 2011

A juvenile Oryctolagus cuniculus. Or cute baby bunny rabbit.

This is one of a litter of 4 very young baby rabbits (kits?) that my dog found earlier today at Aoradh. At least I think they are rabbits, there has been some debate. These were completely blind and in a small straw and fur nest in a very shallow scrape in a recently ploughed field. My slightly less than top-quality field guide to the animals of Britain says that kits are blind for the first week and leave the nest after 3 weeks. You learn something every day.


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