Rabbits and 'roos at our house-sit

@JudyEv (321685)
Rockingham, Australia
September 4, 2022 7:48pm CST
There are five baby rabbits at our house-sit but it’s hard to get a photo of them all at once. There is one daisy bush they enjoy nibbling on. They mostly stand up to reach the bit they want but this morning one of them jumped into the middle of the bush. This morning for the first time we saw ten or a dozen roos down on the flat below the dam. And Vince says I’ve been spelling the duck’s name wrongly. It should be Qwacka so Qwacka it shall be from now on. I hope you enjoy the photos. If you can’t find the rabbits, look for little grey smudges.
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@rebelann (110392)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Sep 22
Wow, what beautiful terrain. My camera would have a field day if I could get there.
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@rebelann (110392)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Sep 22
I hope you'll go. I can't wait to see those shots.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
We might go for a walk tomorrow up a big hill which would give us some nice photos.
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@rsa101 (37905)
• Philippines
5 Sep 22
That is amazing to see them freely roaming your place. They seem to be enjoying the greenery and enjoy munching them. Do they eat all kinds of grass there?
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
Yes, they eat the different kinds of grass that's available.
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@snowy22315 (166836)
• United States
5 Sep 22
Awww, I see them. It looks like you have critters everywhere.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
The birds all feed on the lawn together. We've seen quite a few more of the little finches.
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@snowy22315 (166836)
• United States
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv The finches you showed before looked more like parrots, at least some of them did.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
@snowy22315 The four in the collage were all finches but one signle photo had a finch and a parrot at the back.
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@ptrikha_2 (45164)
• India
5 Sep 22
The duck name is quite a tongue twister. My kids would have enjoyed seeing so many rabbits and Kangaroos at one place! It would be perhaps exciting to keep a watch on their movements. Have a nice Monday!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
The rabbits are only babies but they show very little fear of us. We still haven't seen the adults.
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@ptrikha_2 (45164)
• India
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv May be they are plain ignorant but could be their characteristics as well !
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@ptrikha_2 (45164)
• India
6 Sep 22
@JudyEv Yes that could be a possibility. But something a Zoology expert could perhaps tell in a better way.
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@LadyDuck (451533)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 22
Those baby rabbits are too cute. I know you missed the roos, I am sure you enjoyed watching them. Qwacka is a nice name, perfect for a duck.
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@LadyDuck (451533)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv There are many mallard ducks around the lakes here, they fly good distance.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
There is a pair of ducks that come regularly and look for food too.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
@LadyDuck Wikipedia says mallards have been introduced here. Certainly I've seen ducks with mallard colouring.
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@sallypup (56973)
• Centralia, Washington
5 Sep 22
Is that a stone wall? It looks like Eden to me.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
The wall is made of huge limstone blocks. The rabbits think it's been put there just for them.
@FourWalls (60623)
• United States
5 Sep 22
Are you enjoying seeing kangaroos again? The rabbits are attacking!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
Yes, it's nice to see the roos. It's the first time we've seen so many.
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@Juliaacv (47914)
• Canada
5 Sep 22
The bunnies are cute, so great to see a picture of some roos just doing what they usually do and not posing.
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@Juliaacv (47914)
• Canada
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv They are still so beautiful to see like that. It reminds me of how happy I am when I see a deer.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
They are some distance from the house but they do act very naturally. However, it doesn't take much to frighten them.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
5 Sep 22
I can spot the baby rabbits just fine. They're always so cute at that stage! Very good photos! And the 'roos look good, too. Are you enjoying seeing the wildlife at this housesit?
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
We are enjoying it and the different birds all feed together on the grass so that's nice. We should get more nice photos over the coming weeks.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv Oh, that's nice.
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@wolfgirl569 (91789)
• Marion, Ohio
5 Sep 22
I found the bunnies. They sound like lots of fun to watch. I missed hearing about roos after you moved. Glad you are seeing some there.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
We missed the roos too so it's good to be able to watch them here.
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@RasmaSandra (71542)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 Sep 22
That is nice that you have the rabbits to look at and I know you have been missing seeing roos,
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
Yes, it's nice to have roos to watch again.
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@Ronrybs (17690)
• London, England
5 Sep 22
Pretty sure the duck isn't too worried about spelling! Roos and bunnies as guests, think I'd stick to bunnies, as they don't fight you!
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 22
These roos seem sh*t scared of us. As soon as we poke our noses out the door, they are off! Although not these ones on the other side of the dam. But the little rabbits haven't learnt too many survival skills yet. You can get quite close to them.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
@Ronrybs And I've discovered there are SIX little rabbits, not five. No wonder they multiply like - well, rabbits!
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@Ronrybs (17690)
• London, England
6 Sep 22
@JudyEv Won't be long before they are Olympic class escapers!
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@oahuwriter (26786)
• United States
6 Sep 22
My phone lets me enlarge pictures with a touch, so lovely little rabbits.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 22
I'm glad you can enlarge the photos. I don't have enough to write about if I post the photos one at a time.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
@oahuwriter They are very cute when they are small.
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@oahuwriter (26786)
• United States
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv Ok. Cute little rabbits. No rabbits Oahu, so this is my a real treat for my eyes!
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@Beestring (12717)
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 22
Yeah, can spot the rabbits. Beautiful terrain.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
They blend in incredibly well sometimes.
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@sjvg1976 (41130)
• Delhi, India
5 Sep 22
Wow, this is a beautiful place. Hope you might have enjoyed watching them.
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@sjvg1976 (41130)
• Delhi, India
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv I love rabbits, they are very cute animals.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
I'm sure they will be out eating the grass every day so we'll have lots of opportunities to see them.
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@RebeccasFarm (81896)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
5 Sep 22
That place is glorious with the wildlife and views Judy!!
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
6 Sep 22
@JudyEv Oh Judy..I hope heaven is like that place
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 22
It's like a little piece of heaven.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
@RebeccasFarm As long as it's easier going up and down the hills.
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• United States
5 Sep 22
We used to have a lot of rabbits but I don't know if it is an increase in people or cats that is causing them to disappear. I love the photos of the roos, that would be cool to see them in the wild.
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• United States
11 Sep 22
@JudyEv Now the pests we deal with are squirrels and racoons. I have read online from neighbors who have racoons in their attic and they had to call a professional to get rid of them.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Sep 22
@Carmelanirel2 In Australia, possums sometimes get into the ceiling spaces and can be hard to get rid of.
@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 22
Rabbits are a pest here but on this property, they can't really do much damage as there are no crops although they do eat the garden.
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@Fleura (28626)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 22
Very cute - although I'm glad they're not in my veg patch!
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@Fleura (28626)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 22
@JudyEv They are sweet - very Beatrix Potter : )
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
@Fleura They seem to have very little fear of us. They stay eating while we keep our distance.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
I normally don't have much time for them but the little ones are very cute. It's hard not to ooh and aah over them.
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@aninditasen (15498)
• Raurkela, India
5 Sep 22
Nature in its full beauty. I love naturally growing plants and animals and birds roaming around.
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Sep 22
It's like you are a guest in Mother Nature's home.
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@aninditasen (15498)
• Raurkela, India
6 Sep 22
@JudyEv Yes, that's true. We also feel closer to the animal kingdom.
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@dodostrez (150)
• Yogyakarta, Indonesia
6 Sep 22
what a cute bunny I also have a rabbit but it eats pellets
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@JudyEv (321685)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Sep 22
Do you give it some vegetable matter from time to time? Lettuce leaves perhaps?