Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Bridging the lagomorph-human gap only goes so far before giving way to the startle response
We went for a walk along Lake Mendota last night and stopped by Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW campus. We came across this curious bunny on the little lawn where weddings are held behind the pergola. He held his ground and did not run right off the way rabbits usually do. Instead, he looked right at us and even hopped a bit closer for a better look. It was as if he wanted to make friends. Until instinct took over. Then he took off in a leaping, elongated blur.