An Old Trick (Three Photographs)

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This rabbit was feeding in grass at the juncture of two paths. I saw it was alone and it did not notice me. Unfortunately moments later someone came up behind it, and it immediately began running towards me. Mushy wet fields bordered both paths, which explains why it came towards me and did not jump off the path. Most often with animals like rabbits standing very still helps them habituate to you and lose any fear they may have. It worked here because he almost came too close. Where it might have felt cornered it went in a direction that seemed less uncertain. Noise, movement and bright colors are things to avoid when trying to get close to animals. I was taught to stand still and wait for the animal to make the decisions.

 

8 responses

  1. Good advice. It works for me. You see so much more going slow. Slow down and look up.

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    May 23, 2017 at 6:38 am

  2. Wonderful shots and fascinating observations.

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    May 23, 2017 at 7:31 am

  3. Nice Shots

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    May 23, 2017 at 8:50 am

  4. Good advice, it is amazing what one sees if we can resist slapping at mosquitos and black flies. ;D

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    May 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm

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