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Happy Easter! (and if you see a bunny, let us know)

Posted by Mike on March 30th, 2013

Happy Easter from Maple Leaf Life!

And speaking of bunnies … we’ve been looking for one for weeks.

Back in mid-February (i.e., when it was cold and waiting to snow) Dan emailed us:

“We were on a walk through Mike’s block last night, and saw a rabbit hopping around.

“We first saw it on Northeast 88th Street, and it went in front of us around the corner onto 12th Avenue Northeast, going north.

“As we walked north, it crossed the street and went up a driveway between two homes on the east side.

“The lighting was not great, but it looked like a wild bunny and not anything exotic, although I’m not a bunny connoisseur and so can’t say for sure.

“It is the first rabbit we’ve seen on our nightly walks in the last 28 years. We have seen coyotes, raccoons, possums, but never a bunny.

“Is this the first sign of an invasion? The hard-shelled snails are steadily moving north, maybe the bunnies will be next.”

We’ve been watching for that dratted rabbit ever since, and haven’t spotted it. Has anyone else?

(Thanks, Dan.)

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3 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 BobC. // Mar 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Seems to me the city is trying to turn the North End into a duplicate “ghetto” type neighborhood like the Rainier Valley is now. I used to live in Rainier Valley before moving to Lake City where within 1 year in the valley I was assaulted and robbed, stabbed in the back once for no reason and burglarized twice. How many more Low Income developments are they going to put in Lake City ?

  • 2 Tracy // Apr 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I saw a brown bunny hopping around in someone’s yard last week on 90th between 15th and 17th. Thought it must have been the Easter Bunny.

  • 3 mapleleafJill // Apr 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Regarding bunny sighting. I do hope he is doing well. We had a young black rabbit living about the houses on NE 103rd for about a month back in October, first spotted as I pulled into driveway late in evening. No one quite believed my 3 sightings until I drove home one afternoon and it had been hit and set along the side of street near mailboxes. So sad… Animal control gave me instructions for its proper disposal.