There is something about this year's baby wild hares, they seem to look you right in the eye with a confidence that I have never witnessed before.
Their faces are squarer, eyes seem larger, ears bigger. I know this is all genetics and I never get too close, that's what my camera lens is for, but they are different this year.
Their mom's are always near trying to fend off predators, magpies and hawks. They teach them to go to ground when the prairie dogs sound off the alarm with their barking.
A few days ago a magpie did pick up a baby hare and was flying away with it. The baby hare was crying out for help with a sound that would touch any mom's heart. Mama hare was chasing after both the full length of a field, to my amazement the robins came to the rescue attacking the magpie until it dropped the wild baby hare. I am happy to let you know mama and baby found their way back to their hole and are both doing well!
Life on the farm is full of comings and goings, in the beginning it was hard to understand... but I have since learned that nature knows best even when my heart does not comprehend...
*Last time in Barn Stories: Surprise Visit