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Papa Bear Saves The Easter Bunny

 
Papa Bear saved the Easter Bunny! 

Thursday night I had the back door open while I was in the hot tub, and the cats were coming in and out.  Apparently one of them decided to bring in a surprise. I noticed they were trying to get under the tv table all evening and I wasn't sure if they were after a toy or what. When John got home yesterday they were staring under the table again, so he got down on the floor with a flashlight and was surprised to see this baby cottontail hiding underneath the glass shelf just out of the reach of cat paws. 
We barricaded the cats in the bedroom and shooed it out from under the table. Papa Bear was able to corner it in the bathroom and set it free in a safe place outside - happy, healthy, and unharmed. Lucky little rabbit, and so darn cute! The cats are still searching the living room for their missing "friend" :-)
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24 comments:

  1. Oh the hazards of having a pet door!!! XD

    Hi Josie, welcome to Texas one more time. Our cat Farah brought snakes and mice. But she left them on the back step, no way she ever got back in the house after we bannished her.
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    1. No pet door here Jim, and this is exactly why! Living out in the country there would be no end to what they might decide to bring in! They don't typically hunt, because they are well fed, but this little guy must have been just too interesting and instinct took over. I'm glad he fared well. I won't be leaving the back door open again any time soon, that way I can monitor the furkids as they go in and out and make sure they come in alone! :-)

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  2. I'm glad all turned out well. My kids would be so sad if something had happened to the Easter Bunny. Yay for Papa Bear! ☺

    Have a wonderful Saturday, friend.

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    1. Me too Dana, how sad it would be to get no more Easter eggs or chocolate rabbits! ;-)

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  3. shame on those cats!!!! good thing Papa Bear became the hero of the story!!!

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    1. They were acting on instinct Brenda, and would not likely have intentionally killed it because they are too well fed, but they would have played with it as a toy and that wouldn't have fared well for the rabbit either. I'll be watching them more closely from now on! It was fun to see such an adorable baby, I'm glad he survived to tell the tale! :-)

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  4. Phew! Close shave for that little feller.

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  5. Oh my word! What a darling little bunny! (:>) I am so glad it got set free! Cute story!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda

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  6. Can't beleieve how tiny it is!

    I had a dog barking at the bottom of the sofa not too long ago and wished it had been something like a bunny, but turned out it was a snake. It was a harmless one (Texas Blind Snake) but anything that slithers freaks me out.

    Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, Josie. =D

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    1. It really was little, Alex, but thankfully was past weaning size, and did just fine overnight in the house, though I bet he slept with one eye open! I have a terrible fear of snakes, and we live in rattlesnake country. That is why we don't have a cat door... if they dragged one in, I would die of fright! The only "good snake" is a dead snake as far as I'm concerned. Nothing should be able to move that quickly without feet! I agree they are beautiful... preferably safely behind glass in an exhibit!

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  7. Aw! I love bunnies! We have a baby bunny pet, andn we are in love with him.

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    1. I do too, Kate, they are so sweet... unfortunately, my cats love them too! :-)

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  8. Adorable bunny! I am glad all ended well.

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    1. It was so small and alert, Tonya! I was surprised and thankful that it survived it's stay in the house just fine... it was very clever to find a safe place to hide, out of reach of feline paws!

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  9. love the bunny! This a.m. when my husband opened the garage to get car out for church, there was a neighbor's cat on the top of his car! Oh dear! I'd been outside yesterday and had garage open. Next time I will check for animals before closing the door. This cat thinks he lives here, coming onto our property. It was funny a week ago, he was on my daughter's car and she turned the alarm on and it finally got off. I like cats but don't want them in the garage and making a mess. Sigh!

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    1. Cats are so determined to make themselves at home wherever they choose, Becky! My husband will have his truck all washed and clean only to come out in the morning and find that the hood and windshield have been nicely imprinted with little paw prints... cute but annoying. Cats also have a penchant for getting themselves into situations they can't get out of, such as the visitor to your garage. Lucky you helped him get free!

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    1. I do too, Shimon, he was in very healthy condition, so at least now he has a fair chance against the forces of nature. In the house with the cats his future was not good at all.

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  11. I used to think that baby rabbits were sweet....now we have a huge rabbit population in our yard and as a result, "bunny holes" all over our yard. I scowl at them, as I do to the squirrels...but they ignore me. As do the squirrels. They see it as "their" yard and that I am the trespasser.

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    1. I love both rabbits and squirrels (and all other animals that are soft and furry), but I totally understand your situation, Maria. Any critter that over-multiplies in a small area becomes a problem. What you need is a few cats of your own, it sounds like you have a more than ample food supply for them!:-)

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  12. Just now reading this but AWWWWWW!! Papa Bear to the rescue! So glad the kitties didn't get a chance to bat poor bunny foo foo around!

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    1. OOoh, I am too Carrie, I would have been heartbroken if I had awoken to bunny scraps in my living room. I once had outdoor cats when I lived in New Mexico that left just the head of a bunny for me in their food dish outside. I suppose they were showing me what good hunters they were, but it was gruesome! I accept that the food chain is part of nature, but I prefer not to be a witness to such carnage, bunnies are far too sweet!

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