Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Ruh-roh






All that's left of an Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus).

16 comments:

Sabine said...

Coyote ugly?

Floridacracker said...

Jasmine cough up any fur balls lately...no, that would be the killer cats wouldn't it?
You could save that and make a new soap..."soft as bunny belly fur on your skin". It might work.

KFarmer said...

Hawk perhaps? Poor little bunny- and Easter on the way too.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

We've seen tufts like that strewn about on our walks. It always surprises me that sometimes that's all that's left. Somebody had quite a meal.

Lin B said...

I'll bet it was a hawk or some kind of raptor. Because I've seen those sad little piles of remains several times over the years, even in my fenced backyard in Atlanta, where we didn't have coyotes. And the remains were always under a tree. Usually just the feathers and feet and beak of a bird.

Marie said...

Well at least whatever consumed the bunny didn't leave just the eyeballs.

pablo said...

Does the title of this post imply that Jasmine may have played a part in the tale?

The MacBean Gene said...

Yup, it's those coyotes.

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Ooops, I know I call myself the hungry monster, but I SWEAR that I'm innocent in this case ;-)

Poor one. Well, I guess it's only natural, but sad anyway.

*sigh*

vicki said...

No,no,no. I won't believe it. Somebody just got a clump of fur and then bunny hopped off, safe and sound. One time I pulled out a good three inches of my brother's hair (when he talked me into sticking my tongue on the frozen metal hand rail of the school door)- and he's still alive and kicking.

I see no clear evidence of, ahem, blood and guts here.

Rachel said...

Oh, poor thing. I know it's natures way, but still it's sad. Poor bunny.

Rhodent said...

Poor bunny!

Trix said...

Perhaps thankfully that's all that's left of it! Worse bits and pieces have been found!

Rurality said...

There's no telling which of the many, many possible predators might have gotten this bunny. I had thought maybe a land-based one since there was a little trail of fur going off into the woods... but I'm not sure.

FC, you are NOT allowed to do soap research! Bad FC.

Marie... eyeballs, huh?

Pablo no I just say that a lot. But did you know that phrase will make older people will think of Astro and younger ones of Scooby-Doo? The same man voiced both of them, and they both said "Ruh roh". (I think of 'Rastro' of course.)

Usually the hair we find has, umm, passed through the coyote already.

Hick said...

I found some jackrabbit fur the other day when Jazz and I were taking a walk...I figured (hoped) it was coyotes and not a cougar.

Victor said...

I think there's an Elmer Fudd joke in there somewhere, but I'm too sad about the poor little bunny to make it. We've got our own bunny in our corner of suburbia, and I'd be upset if he met such an end, even if he is eating all of my gf's plants.