6.14.2005

The Softer Side

The swamp isn't just about biting flies and slithery snakes. It has its softer side.

So, in the interest of balance, I bring you a butterfly and a bunny. How sweet is that? :)



American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), nectaring on Cat's-ear (Hypochoeris radicata).




Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), blending in with the scenery next to the boardwalk.

This particular rabbit looks to be a "teenager" and still has some growing to do. Cottontails in North Carolina average about 3 to 3.5 pounds (roughly 1.4 to 1.6 kg) when fully grown.

7 comments:

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I can't wait to show Bloggy Jr. He loves bunnies and butterflies!

Rurality said...

The softer side of Swampy! :)

Anvilcloud said...

Aw ...

Watchmania said...

And just seconds later, the butterfly fluttered down, plunged its venomous proboscis into the bunny, dissolved its flesh into a nutritious soup, and sucked it up. Nothing was left but bunny's ears and scut.

(never let me tell bedtime stories to children ...)

swamp4me said...

LOL!!! Another twisted mind -- how refreshing ;)

chryscat said...

ROFL Sara! OMG!

Unfortunately, the only bunnies I see nowadays are passed away ones. My part coyote/part shepard dog likes to go out into the pastures/fields and forage. I'm constantly removing dead something-or-others from my front yard.
Grins*

Rurality said...

You are soooo not off the hook for turtles! No such thing as too many turtles, you know.