When a few Eastern Cottontails visited the watering hole near the blind in South Texas, I was reminded of the novel Watership Down by Richard Adams.   I was intrigued by that tale of a colony of rabbits forced to leave when their warren is destroyed.  The book tells the story of the perilous odyssey to their chosen new home.  At the time I first read it 45 years ago, my co-workers harrassed me endlessly when I told how moved and fascinated I was by this book. But, their taunts didn’t deter me and Watership Down remains one of my favorite books to this day.  This young Eastern Cottontail made me think of Hazel, the hero of the story.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 500mm PF lens.

Texas Birds 2019 Day 3 pm 00719-1

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