Did you know that there is a very good chance that there are baby bunnies everywhere in your yard?
A few weeks ago, Dora found a nest full of them.
And she played with them.
We were able to save one.
And he was finally well and big enough to leave last week.
Because cottontails are born with a "sterile gut," it is almost impossible for them to survive without their mother's milk. When I called the wildlife rescue people, they told me the best thing we could do was replace the remaining alive baby rabbits in their little spot, and re-cover them with the grass and hair that the mother placed on top of them. The mother comes back to her babies at sundown to nurse them, and leaves again in the morning. With odds like these, it is no wonder at all to me now why rabbits are known for their fertility. I cannot imagine baby bunny mortality rates.
I hope we don't find any more of these little bunny nurseries. I don't think I can take it again.
Okay, as you were, the science class is over for today...