What kid can resist the siren song of bunny rabbits frolicking in the grass?  No kid that I would want to pass the day with, that is for sure!  And Desi, being the offspring of two pretty cool people, if I do so say myself, loves chasing him some rabbits. Why wouldn’t he?  Rabbits practically beg to be chased, with their cuteness and their swiftness and their uncatchability. No kid actually wants to catch a bunny because then what?  But the chase sure is a blast!

Desi chased these bunny rabbits in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park in the town of Federal Way, Washington, the same place we saw our first ever Banana Slug.  With both Banana Slugs and bunnies this park was seriously awesome.  But I digress.  The bunnies here are Eastern Cottontails Sylvilagus floridanus which, according to the Washington Department of  Fish and Wildlife, were “introduced to several areas in Washington as a game animal beginning in the 1930s.”  There are lots of Eastern Cottontails in West Hylebos Wetlands Park and Desi chased pretty much every single one of them.  Don’t worry, as soon as we were past they came back out to munch on some more vegetation.  In other words, no bunnies (or small children) were harmed in the creation of this blog post.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.