Well, he just might be, at that. He’s so fluffy and fuzzy, though, that I can’t tell whether his eyes are open yet–are bunnies born with their eyes closed?–and I can’t tell whether he’s grooming himself of just licking something that he’s got in his paw.
I’m sorry if the video’s a little short–you were expecting King Lear?
This video has everything: baby Flemish Giant bunnies who sound like 1950s squeaky-dolls, a nice cat for them to play with, gorgeous purple flowers (is that a butterfly bush?), and to top it all off, a busy hummingbird.
Oh–and I saw the fox again today, trotting down the sidewalk on his way to a very important date.
Does a bunny ever chase his tail? I’ll bet he would, if he had the slightest hope of catching it.
We see from this video that bunnies play–just like dogs and cats. I can’t say I ever caught any of my lizards playing; and mice tend to be sober and businesslike. But the video is rock-solid proof that bunnies have a sense of play.
P.S.–I’ll probably be late tomorrow. The computer is giving me hell.
Netherland dwarf bunnies–oh, my! So adorable, you could plotz.
You might find this incredible, but some scientists believe bunnies like these are distantly related to a prehistorical animal that doesn’t look bunnyish at all… the Uintatherium. That’s this fellow, here:
No, no! Not the guy in the shirt. The big one with tusks and horns. They want to put it on the rabbit family tree. Go figure.
Genuine False Fact! In 1884 the town of Sarcophagus, Missouri, was overrun by oversized two-legged rabbits and forced to evacuate. The rabbits then looted the bank. It has been theorized that they might have been humans disguised as rabbits.
Meanwhile, we have a bodacious rabbit right here on the video playing hob with a cat’s self-esteem…
I couldn’t find any video of a man biting a dog. The best I could do was “fuzzy little bunny rabbit chases big black dog all around the barnyard.” The chickens, I regret to say, were not amused.
Because animals are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for, they can learn behaviors that don’t seem natural to them. The dog’s supposed to eat the bunny, right? But he’s not going to, and the bunny knows it.