Sunday, August 9, 2009

Look - a bunny in the garden

Earlier this week, my husband called me and said there was some sort of animal in our vegetable garden. Now, this was surprising, because we have the entire vegetable garden fenced. The fence is primarily to keep deer out, but we thought it was also keeping everything else out.

Unfortunately, he could not get a good look at the critter, which was hiding in our pumpkin patch, but he guessed it was either a baby ground hog or a baby rabbit. How sweet, I thought, but it better not be eating my food!

When I got home, we went to the garden and looked for the animal, but it was nowhere to be found. Then, on Friday, I was working in the garden, trying to clear out some of the pumpkin vines which are threatening to take over the garden. And guess what I saw - a baby rabbit!

baby rabbit in Maryland home vegetable garden
To give you some perspective, these are small pumpkins about 6 inches across. After taking a few pictures, I did not have the heart to kick it out of the garden, so I decided to let it stay.

baby rabbit enjoying local food in Maryland organic vegetable garden

The next day, however, it was gone. Clearly it has figured out a way to come and go as it pleases. So far, it does not seem to be doing any damage to the garden, so I am willing to let it stay.


  1. Well I have a baby bunny which eats asters and prairie clover like crazy. I think liquid fence is finally working, nothing else has. They are cute, but I hate them! Had a whole family this spring out back, too.

  2. Yes, they are pests, but when they are babies, they are just so cute!