Saturday, September 04, 2010

Nature Isn't Always Pretty

I hadn't seen a eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) in our suburban yard until this morning- and it wasn't exactly the encounter I was hoping for.  As I stepped outside onto our front porch this morning, I scared up a band of five crows huddled over something at the edge of our driveway.  As I walked over, it didn't take long to figure out what they were after.  Megan came out with Weston, and our friend Kathleen met us to walk to the Farmer's market.  They wanted me to dispose of the body, but I let nature take its course.  Upon our return, a few bits of fluff were all that remained.



  1. Not pretty for us, but there's not likely anything more beautiful to those crows.

  2. Nate- Very true- For them, they looked at this like I looked at the bounty that was the Worthington farmer's market.