Our backyard has become part of the wild hare warren, their tunnels extend almost to my backdoor.
The wild hare, I think, have accepted me as part of their daily life. I never touch them or interfere with
their daily activity, just share the land with them.
In the morning when I open the barn doors they are in there feasting on the dropped hay. At that moment, they now, do not freeze or run away but continue their feasting. We have been together a long time!
Sometimes they almost come up close to my feet. If they are in need from a hawk bite or another injury, they come closer, then I will throw a bit of hay just for them to help give them strength to heal.
Yesterday morning as I was drawing water a bull snake crossed my path, he was headed home for the winter. No matter what I tell myself snakes just make me scared, even this fella who was absolutely beautiful and not hissing at me.
Then, from out of nowhere, a wild hare came to the rescue...he started chasing the snakes tail and not giving up. This just startled my mind. Wild hare do not act this way, they would usually freeze or run away. Afraid the snake would bite him, I then came to the hares' rescue and found a stick to move the snake on away from us both. I did overcome my fear! The dear snake I think, was just as surprised at the wild hares' behavior as I was.
Now, I truly wonder if they sense I am so much a part of their daily life that they would come to my rescue... even when their opponent is a snake..
To the Wild Wild Hare!!
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