A chance meeting with an old friend

Every so often you run into something that makes your day. For instance, around the end of March, Laurie and I did a road trip out to Merced NWR, as much to get out and about as to look for birds. While exploring around the entry parking area, I found this rabbit.

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I realized he looked familiar. He was.See that muzzle?

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This is that rabbit back in 2010. I have no idea what caused that damage to his fur, but it’s quite distinctive. Here we are, three years later, and while some of the fur has grown back, that damage is still visible. The nice thing is that three years later, he’s still around and hopping — in about the same place I originally saw him — and seems healthy. But if you compare the two images, you can see how he’s lost a bit of that youthful glamour….