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.



Yup.

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.

11 comments:

The Country Experience said...

I would not have thought of that log, with its roundness. Good find!

robin andrea said...

There really should be a word for it. I like seeing these swamp rabbit privies.

Floridacracker said...

Rascally rabbits ... always raising the poop bar.

LauraHinNJ said...

laughing at FC's comment!

Amy W said...

Who knew rabbit poop could be so interesting???

Lythrum said...

I'll definately have to look before I sit while I'm hiking. :)

Gail said...

Okay here I go again! I think blogger is snacking on comments again!

I shall be on the look out for evidence that swamp rabbits have been roaming before I sit down whilst hiking!

countrypeapie said...

Holy crap -- I was just reading everyone's comments when I noticed that the captcha for my comment is exturds.

Pamela said...

I totally understand the swamp logic.
When I potty in the woods I like sitting on a log, too (hang my behind over it so it doesn't hit my shoes)

Rurality said...

TCE, I have started expecting strangeness, where these rabbits are concerned...

RA, I really thought that someone would tell me there *was* a word for that.

FC, ya, wascally wabbits.

Laura, he's a card!

Amy, I know what you mean. :)

Lythrum, oh I almost forgot the best part - their pee is orange or red!

Gail, I've been having that problem too, with the comment-snacking.

CPP, maybe *that* is the word. :)

Pamela, I have to admit, that never occured to me!

lisa said...

I don't know what's more amusing-bunnies pooping on logs, or "exturds"! LOL!