I was taking pictures of the hummingbirds a couple of days ago – they always let me know they are around when I go outside. Then yesterday near the house, a jackrabbit and I nearly ran into each other. We stopped with just a few feet between us, and the jackrabbit was shaking with fear – I must have looked like a giant, and was close enough to reach down and pick it up.
So I said, ‘Hi, it is ok, I won’t hurt you, go on, I love you’, and after a moment the hare relaxed and hopped away towards some nearby trees. I went on about my business and after a minute I turned and looked and the jackrabbit was sitting, looking at me. We looked at each other for awhile. Then I went inside and got my camera and took some pictures of the bunny as it fed, and remained curious about me.
Here are six pictures of the hummingbird, and the jackrabbit. Please enjoy!