The horses get a visitor…

D&L had another doctor appointment in the big town about 50 miles away today so I came over to feed the boys their lunch.

While I was weighing out hay there was a great clattering in the far corner of the hayroom, and up over a piece of plywood against the outside wall there came a little cottontail. It hopped down on the haybales with an air of familiarity, and only then noticed an unwelcome human.

It’s under the pellet pallet in that picture, having objected to my presence, but you can click on the next pic…

…and that’s it standing at the door in front of the tractor. Nothing special, I just thought it was kind of funny that at least one rabbit – along with an unguessable number of rats – knows where its winter feed is coming from.

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9 Responses to The horses get a visitor…

  1. Robert says:

    What a little cutie! BTW, they taste like chicken and the month has an R in it…

  2. Anonymous says:

    What do they do about the rats?

  3. Robert says:

    Appeasement? Or … an open can of warmed tuna and a .22 can act as temporary population control for Mid-Western Barn Rats. Dunno about them fancy desert vermin…

  4. Joel says:

    What do they do about the rats?

    Couple of bucket traps.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How many do they catch per week

  6. Joel says:

    Varies wildly. Sometimes half a dozen, sometimes none.

  7. Robert says:

    How hungry was this guy?

    Rat meat is a bit like pork, but very tender, like slowly cooked pork shoulder – Stefan Gates. And what did it taste like? “It was the most delicious meat I ever had in my life,” he says. Dec 7, 2015

  8. Mark Matis says:

    I take it that Tobie was nowhere nearby.

  9. Joel says:

    No, Tobie was in the Jeep.

To the stake with the heretic!