The local rabbits seem to agree with Erma Bombeck, who said that the grass is always greener over the septic tank. Even though there is lots and lots of grass outside of the fenced in area, rabbits regularly enter the yard. There have been numerous rabbit sightings, smellings, and compelling scat evidence. Then there was the rousing encounter of a few days ago.
It was a morning like any other, the dogs go outside in shifts to do their business. Lois and Henry are first- the benefits of seniority. Suddenly, things came to a head, or rather, tail. The sound of a rabbit screaming is loud and full of anguish.
That was the sound that brought me outside in the still dark. This is what I saw.
Well. The rabbit stopped screaming. He was wedged in that fence very tightly. Fortunately, after slowly pushing one hip, then the other, little by little through the chain link, the rabbit was unstuck. Once free of the fence the rabbit turned tail (what was left of it) and ran quite fast away from his morning nightmare.
Henry strutted around the yard carrying the trophy tail. I took it from him and flung it over the fence. The rabbit has not returned to claim it, as yet.