Animal Photos - Index
236. Pigeon and Bunnies
Another amazing and sweet example of the nurturing instinct in animals (inter-species)! An example for us all...
These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned.
Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.
Noah-the non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that we have here
in rehab. kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in...even sleeping in
front of the door to the cage.. Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in
the cage, so I hurriedly picked Noah up from the front of the cage so I could
look inside. And to my surprise...there was the tiny bunny...under Noah's
wing...sound asleep! The bunny had crawled through the cage....preferring a
featherbed, no doubt. Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing
GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he extends his wings
out to surround them.. and they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start
sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his