Since Easter is coming soon, I decided to feature photos of rabbits in this week’s post. In addition, I will share the story of Rabbit Island in Japan.
Joey Giant Angora Buck-rebalanced.jpg
Joey, Giant Angora Rabbit Buck
Date: 2010-09-22 19:37 (UTC)
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albino angora rabbit
Date: 3 August 2006, 08:07:11
I Can’t See
Photo courtesy of Betty Chu, who has licensed its use under the GFDL.
This is a photo of Chu’s Ashton, a tortoise colored English Angora buck. This photo was taken when he was about 8 months old. He was the Best of Breed winner and one of the four finalists of the Best In Show in the 2003 ARBA national convention.
By Clevername (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This is a Ruby-eyed White English Angora
Deutsch: Teddywidderkaninchenbaby (no English description is available)
Date: 20 March 2007
Español: Conejo angora (no English description is available)
Date: 25 October 2011
Jeunes satin ivoire yeux bleus.JPG
Date: 2 June 2010
Rabbit Island (Ōkunoshima)
According to Wikipedia, Ōkunoshima “is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture.” Once the site of a poison gas plant, it was later converted into a park after World War II. Ōkunoshima is also known as Rabbit Island because of the numerous rabbits that roam free on the island. They were introduced to the island when the park was developed.
By Vickerman625 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
A picture of Okunoshima taken from Kurotaki-yama
Date: 17 April 2010
Okunojima-rabbit. 広島県竹原市大久野島にいる野生のウサギ, Takehara
Date: 20 October 2011
The rabbits are friendly toward humans, and they pursue tourists in hopes of getting food from them. Here is a link to a YouTube video of a “bunny stampede” on Rabbit Island:
Bunny stampede: woman chased by rabbits in Japan
Before I go, I want to let you know that I will be taking some time off from my blogs. I am trying to finish up a difficult web design class that I am taking this semester, and there are some other things that I want to do. I plan to start posting again in a few weeks.