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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 26 May 2012 in Animal & Insect.

Fox series
OK, I know I said this is a fox series, and I also know this is a rabbit. (It's not even Silly Tuesday.) I posted it with the fox series, because the fox in the next three shots was about 16 feet away from this bunny, and didn't seem at all interested in him.

We have seen foxes chase rabbits without any luck at catching one, but mostly they just ignore each other. I guess the foxes prefer the yard buffet that requires no effort.

NIKON D5000 1/180 second F/8.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lewy from Wallis, Switzerland

Great capture!

26 May 2012 7:04am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Nice closeup of the bunny.

26 May 2012 7:04am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Awww... So sweet ! I love his attitude ! Have a lovely weekend Barbara :)

26 May 2012 7:08am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice

26 May 2012 7:21am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice capture

26 May 2012 7:44am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just adorable

26 May 2012 8:03am

yo from Ile de France, France

Very nice ! I love !

26 May 2012 8:29am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Nice highlight in the eye.

26 May 2012 9:28am

Donna from Port Matilda, United States

We have rabbits in our yard and fields also, but I haven't been able to get a picture. We have dogs, so the rabbits are very shy.

26 May 2012 11:09am

@Donna: The dogs around us are in fenced yards, and the rabbits like out nice green grass. I think they feel safer up near the house than out in the field at night.

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!

26 May 2012 11:28am

Joyce from Montana, United States

This is soft and lovely color palette. I was watching some deer walk by yesterday, and noticed a bunny sitting as they do sorta hunched and curled, and almost camouflaged on the gravel and weed surface outside. I like bunnies.

26 May 2012 1:47pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this rabbit who appears very much at ease. I haven't seen any around here in the last year or two. I'm sure they are still here, but I haven't spotted one to shoot.

26 May 2012 2:29pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Great image and story

26 May 2012 4:11pm

l'angevine from Angers, France

ils sont craintifs qu'il t'a repéré

26 May 2012 4:19pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

il est très joli ce lapin !!:) bon week end !

26 May 2012 5:23pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So nice and sweet !

26 May 2012 6:34pm

Bron from Canberra, Australia

A lovely sharp shot. Here, like foxes, they've been introduced and have done untold damage to agriculture and native habitat - but they're very attractive when they're elsewhere! :)

26 May 2012 7:28pm

@Bron: I can understand that. Here in the city I think the worst the rabbits do is nibble on our flowers and potted plants. ;-)

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Very nice capture. Bravo !!!

26 May 2012 8:24pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb capture. Incredible eye.

26 May 2012 8:44pm

Wendy from Canterbury, New Zealand

LOL, I thought oh no, foxes and bunnies - but see the foxes really ARE clever since they've trained some nice humans to offer them buffet lunches!

26 May 2012 10:20pm

@Wendy: Trained is right. They know if they sit there and look cute, we will be out with a snack. We do see a bunny tail flash sometimes with a fox in pursuit but seems like the rabbit gets away.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great capture of this beautiful rabbit !!! Amazing eye ...

26 May 2012 10:39pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I'm happy to see that your foxes pay little attention to the rabbits; I thought our might be strange. How bless you are to have the wildlife so close to you!

27 May 2012 1:01am

@Judy aka L@dybug: I agree!

LauraS from Chico, United States

That is funny to hear, Barbara. I didn't think the foxes could ignore their nature to hunt.

27 May 2012 2:45am

@LauraS: They chase rabbits, but I don't think they catch very often. Little critters - that's a different matter.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent shot! Beautiful animal!

27 May 2012 12:22pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

If the foxes don't go after the rabbits, what about the coyotes?

27 May 2012 1:52pm

@Julie L. Brown: We have not seen a coyote back there since early April. I think when there is plenty of food in the spring and summer, the coyotes go deeper in the brush and creek areas, and do not come as often near houses. They would get the rabbits for sure, and maybe get the foxes too.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Big bunny..i din,t even know foxes ate bunnies,i thought they ate partridge and such..

27 May 2012 9:36pm

@StarCosmosBleu: From what I've been reading, they will eat just about anything they can catch, and also like fruit and nuts. I think they mostly catch small mice, voles, and shrews.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very nice image. I find surprising the fox attitude towards the rabbits.

28 May 2012 6:10am

@Francisco Romero: Me too, but maybe it's just because we feed them. They may catch them at night when we don't see them. There always seem to be more rabbits, and maybe they keep the population in check.

1/180 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)