Monday, February 09, 2009
There should be a word for it
It happens a lot... you learn something new, then you start to encounter it everywhere.
After learning about Swamp rabbits recently, I thought this log cried out for closer inspection.
Decaying log - check.
Swampy area - check.
Lack of other suitable latrines (elevated flat surfaces) in area - check.
This surface really isn't flat at all, but I've been noticing that flat isn't nearly as important as elevated, to a Swamp rabbit.
Decaying isn't that important either - closer to our house (where there are mostly cedars), they almost always use mossy rocks, or rocks where leaf litter collects naturally.
If you become tired while walking through the woods, and think, "There's a good place to sit," well, chances are, a Swamp rabbit has thought that too.