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    What to do? Lone baby bunny in yard

    I just saw a lone baby bunny under my table un the yard. Our lawn was mowed today and I’m hoping it’s siblings weren’t killed. What should I do? I’m afraid something will eat it.

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    Leave it alone and keep your dogs and cats and kids if applicable away from it. Wild rabbit babies are left alone all day for their safety and mama rabbit returns to feed the in the dusk and dawn hours.

    It will either grow up and hop away soon (once they have fur and open eyes its only a day or two till they run off and disappear), or it will get eaten by a hawk or other natural predator.

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    Re: What to do? Lone baby bunny in yard

    In my experience, the bunnies, even the baby ones, are very savvy and pretty good about avoiding dogs and cats. Just leave it alone. I always tried to make a bit of noise before letting my dog out in the yard so they would have a chance to escape. I have lived on a farm growing up, and now I live in town with a large bunny population, and out of all that time our dogs have caught and killed a rabbit maybe two or three times. Ralphie did catch one in our yard last year, but he just held it down with his paw because I don't think he was expecting to actually catch it hahahaha. He's a herder and chases to chase, not to kill. I had to gently release the rabbit and then Ralphie chased it out of the yard haha. I still see the darn thing in my yard to this day. It eats my flowers....

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    Re: What to do? Lone baby bunny in yard

    that is my experience, is when they are eyes open , fuzzed , out and about they are eating on their own. And they guiet sturdy.. Ratmir caught one and had soaked it to the bone licking on it. I moved him away and back into the house. Went back out there thinking I would have to remove the little dead bunny body , but the little thing had already realized it was free from the giant slobber monster and ran away ...

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    Re: What to do? Lone baby bunny in yard

    Leave it alone. It's mother will come back to feed it if it isn't weaned. If she doesn't, its purpose in life is to be eaten by something anyway.

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