iPhoneography Monday: 8-25-14

iPhone Monday 8-25-14

 

 

I snapped this cute little bunny enjoying an afternoon snack outside the Lopez Islander Marina during our visit last month.  Rabbits are everywhere in the San Juan Islands today even though they are a favorite attraction for the tourists the critters aren’t native to the area and are seen as pests by the local farmers.  The first rabbits were brought to Smith Island around 1900 by a light house keeper hoping to supplement his  income with meat sales to the Seattle area but when the next keeper arrived he wasn’t interested in keeping up the small business and let them roam free.  No one is sure how they traveled between islands but today they can be seen wherever grass and food are available.

Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:  Animals.

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38 thoughts on “iPhoneography Monday: 8-25-14

  1. Good catch of the day. Animals are cute in small numbers, When they multiple, they are considered as pesky. There was a problem at University of Victoria one time and I saw plenty running around. I don’t know how they controlled the population.

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  3. A homesick Englishman introduced them to Australia in the nineteen hundreds – a very bad idea! But they are very, very cute. We saw a couple of little baby bunnies on the lawn of a Court building right in the middle of Canberra (national capital) a few months ago. I didn’t have my camera handy, unfortunately!

    1. I wonder what it is with the English bunnies that causes so many people to want to bring them along to new countries? 🙂 The San Juan ones are a blend of two different English rabbits as well. Very cute though. 🙂

      1. I think they wanted to eat them, rather than enjoy their cuteness…Lots of hard-up country people only survived in the ’30’s thanks to the thousands of rabbits, so maybe we should be a little bit grateful! Our tiny town used to be famous for it’s annual rabbit skinning competition, but all the experts grew up in the ’30’s and they are all gone now.

  4. Every year we get tons on our street because of the conservation land behind us, but this year there are way more than usual. Which can mean only one thing: fewer coyotes and fox out this year. 🙂

    Great shot, Lisa!

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