Friday, 1 July 2011

Bunny vs chicken


Of course it's the law that when your bunny does something extraordinarily amusing and blog worthy your camera is no where to be found eh?

So you'll just have to imagine...

We were all in the garden, chickens at one end pecking the grass and scratching at the dirt and bunnies in their usual safe place on and around the deck (where there are hidey holes). Suddenly Buttons decided he wanted to investigate the chickens and sprinted off down the garden. This was weird in itself... Usually the chicken noises startle him and he gives them a wide berth! He got to within 6 inches of one of the chucks, but she was obviously not impressed about a bunny in her territory. Goodness knows why, as Buttons is about a quarter of the size of the chicken in question! The chuck started fluffing herself up and flapping her wings like an elephant flaps it's ears just before it charges. This clearly told Buttons everything he needed to know as he turned and sprinted away from her so fast I barely saw what happened! Not only did he sprint up the garden but he was up and over the deck, through the back door and sitting on his house faster than... Well greased lightening??

Silly bunny learnt not to take on an animal so much bigger than himself. But good for him that he was curious and brave enough to go and investigate!

I took this picture shortly afterwards.. he was hiding, a bit shell shocked from his encounter.

8 comments:

  1. What a brave bun! Be interesting to see how Buttons reacts the next time he encounters a chicken.

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  2. Hee Hee! BL once raised some chickens in the bedroom. During the day they went out on the deck and boy did the bunns give them all a wide berth!!!

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  3. I bet he just wanted to play! Sweet bunny! Tell him to give the chickens a while to get used to him! Ha!

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  4. What a brave little guy! I guess even if you had the camera, it would have been hard to keep up with him!

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