This rabbit was eating the tops of my green beans. I caught him in the act this evening.
In this picture, he's trying to figure out how to get out of the garden and away from me, because I was chasing him. Then I stopped and took a picture. Get away from those strawberries, those are for ME!
He made it out of the garden and went half way across the lawn and sat with his back to me. He was probably thinking I'd go away if he sat there real still and then he could go back and finish his dinner. I'm not going away that quickly, Mr. Rabbit!
Then I chased him out of my yard.
It's a temporary reprieve for the beans. That rabbit will return. It's just too tempting, I suppose, all those delicious bean plants.
But I am ready for him. The trap is set.
Do you think I'll catch a rabbit this evening or tonight or tomorrow? Oh, Mr. Rabbit, come on back to the beans, I'm sorry I chased you away like that. I have a nice shady place for you to sit...
Tomorrow I'm going to be busy at work and then busy working on my Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post, so if I do catch a rabbit, he's going to have to wait for a bit until I have time to cart him off and release him someplace far, far away from here. But don't worry, if I come home from work and find a rabbit in the trap, I'll put the trap in the shade so he won't get too hot. And I've gotten a head start on my bloom day post, so I really wouldn't make the rabbit wait that long.
To get a head start on my bloom day post, I surveyed the gardens yesterday evening and made a list of everything that is blooming. Then this evening, wouldn't you know it, I found a new flower blooming. It's a false sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides.