I have a rabbit that is living in my yard. Maybe more than one. The one pictured has a clump of sedge grass that he hides beneath, and when I walk close to him, he bolts. He used to startle me, but now I know his hiding place and I expect the dash to safety. The number of rabbits in the city has increased markedly in the last couple of years, maybe because of the mild winters and the availability of vittles. There are more gardens now in the city. Now that the rabbits have moved in and in abundance, I expect the coyotes won't be far behind. I've already noticed the increase in the raven (or crow) population. Rabbits, like squirrels, have become vermin, but are fresh meat for predators.
There is a wolf season in Minnesota. Shouldn't there also be a rabbit season? And an open season on robocallers. Or maybe a bounty. On robocallers.
Today is Claude Monet's birthday. He was born in 1840. The term impressionism was derived from his painting, "Impression, Sunrise."