Into the Wild Rabbit Hole
Into the Wild Rabbit Hole. Have you ever been lucky to spot baby wild rabbits in the wild. If not, don’t worry. Many don’t get a chance to spot them. This is due to the technique used by their mother. They are good at hiding their babies.
Did you know that Wild Rabbits hide their babies underground?
One important goal in the wild is to remain alive. So various wildlife has come up with genius ways of protecting their kids. Before they get old enough, to do so on their own.
Especially the ones considered as prey, know very well that anytime. If not careful, they may end up being breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night dessert for some predators.
So the wild rabbits, saw the holes to be the safe haven for its babies. And it has been working well so far.
They only leave a very tiny breathing opening and create leave too many foortprints. As well as their smell to confuse the predators, incase it passes by. It’s how they manage to keep their babies away from their predators.
The mother rabbit limits her trips to the nest, two times. Making it extremely difficult for the predators to find their nest.
Funny enough, they have been observed to make nests in plain areas. Their nests being underground , make it possible to have it in the open fields.
The baby rabbits only come out to feed and get buried back by their mothers.
The mothers are the ones responsible for building these nests. The nests are built in areas with plenty of food as well as good cover for hiding their nests.
The nests are filled with brushes , rabbits’ fur and other smooth materials that are aimed to bring comfort to the nest.
Are Wild Rabbits similar to the bunnies at home?
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