Random rabbit on a cloudy day
After work today I had to go by our shop at the boss's place to drop off material that another coworker had given me.
As I was pulling in, I saw this rabbit kit over beside the gravel driveway. He appeared to be sleeping.
It's not unusual to see rabbits there. I see them most mornings that I stop by usually between 6 and 6:30. I occasionally see them in the afternoon but whenever I drive up they always hightail it to the tree line.
I backed up to the shop and got out. He sat there.
I got out. He sat there.
I moved over to him slowly and he started getting a little skittish but stayed. I was within a foot of him to take this photo.
I reached over and touched him and then he took off like a shot.
I can't say for certain, but I think he was an eastern cottontail (Sylvìlagus floridanus). I've never really thought about how many different species there are in North America.