Eastern Cottontail

The mammal’s eye. Some bird seed encouraged this one to get closer. Three others grazed the yard.
That’s a rabbit-blood-bloated tick on the ear there.
The flash gave it a red-eye effect like a wild sunset. As if it was guarding the Cave of Caerbannog. “Oh, it’s just a harmless little ‘bunny’ isn’t it?”

8 Responses to “Eastern Cottontail”

  1. 5 Out walking the dog June 30, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful, Matthew! Wonderful intimate look at wild rabbit turned demon bunny.

    Hate those damn ticks. Esau picked up quite a few after a couple of days on South Fork of Long Island. Was this on Nantucket?

  2. 7 Katie June 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    If I had a tick that size on my ear, I’d probably become a killer rabbit, too. Love the wild sunset shot!

  3. 8 Joy K. July 2, 2010 at 9:36 am

    It had fangs, didn’t it?

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