Thursday, January 20, 2011

Be Werry Werry Quiet !!

A few minutes ago I came home from a short golf cart trip (if you're new to this blog that might sound bizarre so feel free to go back and catch up...might take you a while !) and approaching the driveway, saw a bunny wabbit hopping down along the side of the house. As I got off the cart, it sat still, looking at me with one huge eye.

Well it was side on to me so what did you expect ?! It reminded me of one of those chocolate bunnies.

I went and got my camera on the off chance that it wouldn't have anywhere better to go to and would therefore still be there when I returned. It wasn't.

I looked down the side of the house and there was the wabbit sitting in the back yard peering at a fallen lemon. I did my best Elmer Fudd impression and crept towards it, trying to look as if taking a photograph was the last thing on my mind. I tried not to make eye contact so it wouldn't see me !

Remember how we'd try that as kids and could never work out how mum or dad would see us when we couldn't see them ?! Grown-ups ! They had special powers !!

Anyway I got quite close and started snapping. With my backup photos taken just in case, I crept closer, one foot at a time.

There's another stupid statement. One foot at a time ! How else do we creep ? If I'd done two feet at a time I'd have been hopping !

Big ears didn't move an inch. He was happy to sit in a ray of sunshine and watch me watching him. Emboldened, I crept closer still. I took another photo. The shutter noise spooked him and he hopped a short distance away.

Don't you hate the stupid artificial shutter noises on shows like CSI, Bones, NCIS and the like ? Sounds like a gattling gun going off. I understand they're usually photographing dead bodies so don't need to be quiet but come on....that's just annoying special effects.

By now we were only a few yards apart (or metres if you're Johnny Foreigner) and after taking a few more photos of him posing in the setting sun, I got bored before he did and I came back inside.

Ok I realise this hasn't been the most exciting of posts and I could lie and say a gator suddenly appeared from nowhere and carried off the wabbit....but it didn't. So I won't.

Mind you there ARE gators here and there ARE wabbits here so...........

I've got National Geographic on speed dial !


Jennyta said...

I couldn't get anywhere near as close as you did, Ian. Paddy would be serving him up for dinner long before.:)

rhymeswithplague said...

I taut I taw a puddy tat but it was just a wabbit....

Daphne said...

I don't know who Elmer Fudd is. I have led a very sheltered life, I know. Mind you, it's just got a bit less sheltered because I watched "Pulp Fiction" this evening.
I like the photo though!

Daphne said...

Ahhhh - - but I've googled Elmer Fudd now and realise that the reason that I didn't know is - - deep breath - - because I've - er - never seen Bugs Bunny! There seem to be some great gaping holes in my film knowledge and this is one of them.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Daphne!! You've never seen Bugs Bunny? Wow ..... ! So there are outposts of civilisation where strange things happen. I thought that was a myth!

Silverback - that's a great shot, and one no-one gets very often, bunny wabbits being notoriously spooky and all! Well crept!

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