Scene of a murder: scratch one rabbit

My yard is overrun with rabbits, and I’ve been writing about our various adventures with them as we try and protect our garden this summer. Yesterday I was out playing with Soolin in the yard when I noted her stopping to munch on something in the grass. Ever since Nori got sick eating something in our neighborhood I have been super paranoid about this, and so I rushed over to stop her.

Turns out she was munching on the last scraps of a rabbit that had been killed and eaten by something in our yard, close to where Nori is buried. There wasn’t much left – a bloodstain in the grass, a few tufts of fur, and part of its head. I was original going to post a photo of this, but it was too gnarly. Use your imagination instead – it was part of the poor rabbit’s skull with all the flesh and skin gone, but the eyeball still sitting in its socket, staring into the photo.

Poor, poor rabbit. It’s hard to begrudge them a little sunflower or cucumber after seeing such a thing.

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