Monday, October 16, 2017

a monday matinee...

15 comments:

John Wells said...

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Andy V said...

Night of the Lepus

Joel White said...

"Never miss a chance at a drink" seems to be their motto.....
Are they all the same? One seems to have much longer legs and ears than the rest.

John Wells said...

Several different cottontails over the night...the long eared one was a jackrabbit.

Ronald Mahan said...

No mistaking the jackrabbit. Their ears are roughly twice as long as the cottontail rabbits - to give them advance warning of danger. And their legs are also much longer - giving them the ability to outrun most of their predators. ----------------------------------- The smaller cottontail rabbits look rather defenseless - with shorter ears & legs - but they will boldly flee into cactus that no self respecting predator or hunting dog - would dare enter. And if no cactus is nearby - they drop out of sight into the holes that will hide their smaller bodies from the predators. Badgers are a relatively unknown predator of the cottontail rabbit - but eat a great many rabbits on the Terlingua Ranch - simply because they can out dig all rabbits trying to hide from these predators under ground.

David Johnson said...

Great video bet not too much fat on them babies.

Larry G said...

John might be on to something with "night-time", eh? I bet there are other critters like the Javelina .. wonder if that drone flies at night with a night cam?

Ronald Mahan said...

I bet John could catch some great shots of the mean old predators - that hunt at night. Such a film might even go viral on the Internet?

Maybe a horror clip of a coyote catching his nightly meal of rabbit au raw. Or maybe one of those fearsome badgers at work? I suspect the predators just wait about 100 yards from the Field Lab - waiting for all those well fed rabbits to hop back to their nest?

Larry G said...

too gruesome Ron.. try this one https://twitter.com/TomHall/status/919336617873047552

Margery Bills said...

Good footage. Enjoyed it. TY. I like to read the comments too.

Ronald Mahan said...

"Too gruesome" is Larry's opinion. I suspect those coyotes, badgers, rattlesnakes, etc. also get hungry - and John does not put anything out for them. So they do what they were designed to do - kill and eat other wildlife. That is "Survival of the Fittest" - something that has been going on for hundreds of million years.

Larry G said...

Geeze Ron.. just like us humans who also eat critters but neatly wrapped in foam and plastic ... as opposed of doing it ourselves in the back yard, eh?

I'd just say that many folks won't eat meat ..only seafood and other non-meat stuff and most of them that I know - look to be at a much healthier weight !!!

but yes.. I take your point... grew up on a farm... helped slaughter the pigs and chickens.. etc..

Steve said...

The Ole' stick in the bucket trick. John, you might take a poll to see just how many folks know the reason for said "stick".

Patricia said...

Loved it!!

pamit said...

Ain't it funny how the night moves
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closing in