Population Explosion

We are currently in the midst of a bunny and a red squirrel population explosion.  The squirrels are chattering non stop from up in the trees and the bunnies are found everywhere.  Chester has to stalk every bunny and chase every squirrel up a tree when we are walking – so the walks take a bit longer.

Although I may have to think about setting up the squirrel trap and re-locating some of them away from my house, I do enjoy watching and listening to the little guys.  I haven’t seen many of the grey squirrels, and I think the huge numbers of red squirrels have driven them away for now.  Unfortunately, the red squirrels manage to find a way inside the walls of my house, so every 2 or 3 years I have to trap some of them.  I always move them to a park that is across at least one of the rivers so they don’t find their way back again.

The bunnies do not have a long life in the city, with many of them being killed by cars or by going into yards where dogs are kept.  I’ve discussed before that Chester does not allow them to live in my yard.  The bunnies are all safe on our walks though and today he spotted this bunny.  They stared at each other long enough for me to get a couple of pictures.

Bunny Aug 5
Bunny Aug 5
Bunny Aug 5
Bunny Aug 5

I’ve spent too much time away from Africam the last few days, so I plan on getting some serious viewing in again this week.

3 thoughts on “Population Explosion

  1. We have wild bunnies in the field next to our garden and they come in when the dogs are indoors, but we only have grey squirrels in the fens, it must be lovely to watch the red ones 🙂

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    1. Unfortunately, Chester has caught more than one bunny in the yard. I hate when it happens.

      Our red squirrels are different from your red squirrels. You can see both the red and the grey squirrels in my past posts here. I don’t know if your grey squirrel is the same as ours or not.

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  2. Yes your grey is the same as ours, but the red is different and the greys nearly wiped them out but they are making a come back in Scotland and the Isle of Wight off the south coast.

    My dogs have never caught a rabbit in the garden yet as they are too quick for them and basically they would rather bark than chase 🙂

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