We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Out my office window yesterday. That is a Cottontail, a lucky one who survived the winter's Red-tails, owls and foxes. Our bunny population peaks in Aug/Sept, and by this time there are just enough left to begin the cycle again.
One was setting up a nest in front of the house yesterday. They do that every year but usually in the grass, which I have to mark so I don't scythe over them.
If you disturb a nest with mobile baby rabbits, they'll scatter and won't return to the nest even if you put them back. The mother has to find them individually thereafter.
You can raise them easily with eyedropper feedings of whole milk and egg yolk mixed but they won't tame, even if you've raised them from hairless and blind. Escape is their first priority all the time.
On the other hand, they don't bite, at least the babies don't.
Lots of rabbits in my neighborhood. Plenty to share with the hawks, coyotes, owls, cats and other predators. Don't fare too well when they tangle with the cars though. Mostly I just watch them now, but as a boy they were common table fare.
Actually, those first spring bunny sightings can be quite useful for incenting good behavior in the young. "I'm not sure if that's the Easter Bunny or his cousin but if He sees you wack your sister again, there won't be much in your Easter basket..."