With Easter having arrived, I couldn’t resist re-blogging/modifying a post I did on some really cute bunnies a while back.
I had stopped over in Tillamook, Oregon to visit the cheese factory. It sends out tons of the stuff annually. I assume all over the world. I watched women whip around 50 pound blocks of cheese like they had been working out with Arnold Schwarzenegger. This made me hungry, so I ordered a sample plate of Tillamook ice cream. Bad idea. It’s really good. I mean really, really good. But eating all of those calories made me tired. It was time to find a campground.
And this is where the bunnies came in. I pulled into Pleasant Valley Campground, a few miles south of Tillamook, and was greeted by (drum roll please) RABBITS, dozens of them. There were black ones, and brown ones, and white ones, all of whom seemed to be chasing each other around in a glorious romp to make more bunnies. After all, isn’t that what rabbits do beside deliver Easter eggs?
Ignoring the obvious, for the moment, I asked the owner where all the rabbits came from. “Oh they used to live across the street,” she informed me. “One day, a few moved over here. They didn’t do any harm and the campers seemed to like them. So I let them stay.” The rest is history, as they say. Anyway, here are some photos I took of the rabbits. Enjoy.
I don’t know how many of these bunnies participate in delivering Easter Eggs, but any of them would be welcomed here! A very Happy Easter to our friends throughout the blogging world— Curt and Peggy
52 thoughts on “Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere… An Easter Tale”
That is so uncanny — all those rabbits. But not expected, I guess. I really wanted to hear more about the coast and the cheese and your stay with the rabbits. So now you have lots to write about!!!
Much more coming about the coast. 🙂
That last one looks albino. As for the demon bunnies, that might make a good horror movie. Well, at least a good B horror movie…
I think there was a B horror movie once upon a time. (grin) There were several white rabbits running around, checking their pocket watches. 🙂 –Curt
That’s quite cheering, seeing them all romping. Large white rabbits worry me, as I used to feel miserably about the one shut in a small run in my landlady’s garden.
Large white rabbits make me think of Alice in Wonderland. 🙂 These rabbits had as much run as they wanted. But maybe freedom is just another way to run into something that wants to eat you, if you are a well fed rabbit. –Curt
Bunnies are okay, I guess. Technically not rodents, but I think I’d want to keep a distance from an entire population (herd?) nonetheless. I’ve said it before, you and Peggy get around. Safe travels.
They eat grass,Bruce. Not to worry. 🙂 –Curt
I’ll take your word for it Curt. I guess I need to get to the country more often.
I was thinking… 🙂
That sure is a lot of bunnies! Not exactly of the wild variety by the looks of them. Sadly we see so few here now after myxomatosis.
It’s rare, but on occasion the domestic type do go wild. I’ve seen them on several occasions over the years. What surprises me, as Bill and I talked about above, its that they seemed to thrive and survive predation. Did the myxomatosis wipe out the wild or domestic rabbits? –Curt
Yes, interested to hear that predators haven’t wiped them out but perhaps there’s more than enough for everyone where they are. Sadly it’s the wild rabbits who’ve suffered horribly. We’ve seen some healthy ones appear but every now and then see a horribly afflicted bunny.
Fascinating. Those are domesticated rabbits. I’m amazed that they are surviving. They would be easy prey for predators, it seems. Certainly they are pretty creatures. Glad they seem to be thriving there.
I was surprised by their survival as well, Bill. They looked quite well fed, from the grass, and they didn’t run very fast. The campground was rural enough to have predators around, including coyotes. I told Peggy I was surprised there weren’t fat coyotes around as well. –Curt
So fluffy and cute… Great pictures…
They are so adorable! It’s amazing to see that many bunnies. The most I ever saw was in Wyoming once. But I wasn’t as good as you and missed most as I tried to shoot their portraits. Between Sedona and the Pacific waves, it’s a hard choice to make.
These guys cooperated in posing, Evelyn. They were used to being admired. 🙂 I’ll end up doing both. Too many good stories to ignore. –Curt
Plenty aw factor with the bunnies 🙂
Hunger + ice cream didn’t seem to go together. I was expecting cheese sandwich. Well,for you, it was really good.
I like cheese, but the Tillamook ice cream was just too tempting. 🙂
Those bunnies are so cute!!! They are lucky to live freely as in other part of the world they were caged… 😦
Mainly caged around here as well. They are definitely lucky bunnies. 🙂 –Curt
Guess who clicked like? T loved the bunnies. You zoomed, right? Looks like you got wonderfully close.
Whoa, got a like from T… 🙂 These bunnies were tame bunnies gone wild who weren’t the least bit worried about me. I am pretty sure they talked the locals out of lettuce on occasion. –Curt
Ha ha wow.
Truly I admire your itineraries. Happy Thanksgiving.
And a Happy Thanksgiving to you. –Curt
After I lived in Vermont for a few years, I got cheese spoiled. Now my cheese standards are extremely high. I refuse to eat any other cheddar here in Portland than Tillamook, no matter how expensive it gets. ($9 for a 2lb block last week – yikes!) And you are right, the ice cream is delicious.
We do get spoiled in Oregon, don’t we, Crystal. 🙂 –Curt
I’ll post again, a few years later. So, I remembered this post when I was recently at Tillamook, and thought we could go find the rabbits. I had mistakenly been thinking hoardes of wild rabbits were simply running around Tillamook. I kept my eyes open but didn’t see any. NOW I see that they were contained more in a specific area a the campground. Well, for the moment at least. They are bunnies after all.
Sorry you missed them, Crystal. But it is fun that you remembered that post. Pretty sure that the bunnies are still there! –Curt
I miss raising my lop-eared bunnies!! I’m also here to wish you the best at this, the start of the holiday season!!!!
We raised bunnies when I was growing up. As I recall the purpose was rabbit stew, however. 🙂 And the best to you and your family as well, GP. –Curt
Curt, the first thing I thought of when I saw your photos was the line from the movie “A Christmas Story” (my personal holiday favorite) “The old man can replace fuses quicker that a jack rabbit on a date.” Have a fun and decadent Thanksgiving! ~James
I always think of the leg lamp, James. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and Teri as well. – Curt
What’s up, Doc?! 🐰
We actually have a bunny explosion here in Orange County. They are all over the place with obviously not enough predators. California laws prohibit Elmer Fudd from stepping in California.
And congratulations on your upcoming new arrival!!
And a Happy Easter to you too!
And you, Greg.
I would have brought the bunny in to warm up. Those adorable creatures are cleaner than cats and insist on hygienic conditions. Many years ago I used to raise rabbits, especially lop-eared and I still miss them!
Thanks for sharing, G. Lop ears are great. –Curt
all the bunnies were 🙂
And now you know! 🙂
Happy Easter to you and Peggy!
And back to you, Christie.
So cute! I’d love to have a campground all full of bunnies! Hope you had a nice Easter.
It was fun, Lexi! And yes, we had a good Easter.
I wonder what would happen if all those bunnies invaded a field full of hops?
A hopping high time? 🙂
Valdez, Alaska is the same way. We Visited this past September and bunnies were everywhere. Love me some Bunnies. Happy Belated Easter.
Thanks on the Easter. I’ve been to Valdez a few times but it was a while ago. No bunnies then. But once they get going… 🙂 –Curt