Today we tried something new and different. We released Mint Oreo and Coleson together out at my parents' house as a kind of experiment. They had wild bunnies all summer, and their dogs keep most predators away (except for owl and hawks), which is probably why the wild bunnies have done so well. Because both of these bunnies spent the summer running free at the resort up north, and both are naturally colored, I thought this might make a good project. We have released them into a relative's yard in hopes that they may start a free-range colony. This would mean that they could potentially fend for themselves, at least for the most part, and still survive and produce more offspring. Of course there's always the worry that they won't make it, but watching them play when they were released, and watching Coleson kick up his bunny heels with joy as he bounced through the grass and checked out his new home gives me hope. Both of these bunnies survived being out at the camp since they were just weaned, and it's clear they were much happier having space to roam than being caged up. I hope we made the right choice for these two. It will be a learning experience, and I really hope that it is a positive one. Good luck Coleson and Mint Oreo! Survive, thrive, reproduce, and be happy!
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