Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Walking along my favorite path in the park, what do I see? There is a little cotton tail rabbit; munching on the weeds. I stop and watch it; I don’t want to scare it. Slowly I approach it, but when I’m within five yards it takes off. Those little cotton tails are so skittish. Further down the trail I spot another one. The reaction is the same. In sharp contrast is the reaction of the hare. I met one of these creatures years ago in the high desert of Eastern Oregon. This thing was as big as a medium sized dog. I approached it slowly. When I was within five feet, it casually hopped off and then stopped. It turned to look back at me. This was not an animal to be messed with.