Saturday, August 20, 2011

Surrounded by rabbits-they find me everywhere I go....(warning: some museum taxidermy involved).

Hello there,
Thanks for joining me whether you are new or have visited here before.Constantly, I comment to my husband that the rabbits are finding me and calling out to me. It is like a radar. I am finding in my travels and in going different places that rabbits seem to find me.  Okay, when I went to the Rabbit Hill Inn in Vermont, I knew they would find me and I would find them! I am not talking about those though. Those ones are intentionally there and they are reproductions of rabbits. They have never been alive-Rabbit Hill Inn has pictures and other ephemera.

Some have been live rabbits that have found me, others have been stuffed (taxidermy) such as in museums. I don't usually expect them. They just appear. I have caught many in digital images to show here.  You never know. On the taxidermy ones, I am not thrilled to necessarily see them in that form, but am glad they are being used to educate. I hope this doesn't offend anyone. The ones that are in museums have been there for at least 50 years.  One is actually from the first museum in the United States! I am open to hear your thoughts and what you think.

Click on photos to see them larger. 

Snows hoe HareAt the Fairbanks Museum in St.Johnsbury, Vermont.

Link to Fairbanks MuseumFairbanks Museum
Another rabbit display at Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Rabbit display at Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vermont,  showing them in natural environment as prey animal

Rabbit Blending into Environment at Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Jackalope (fictitious animal) display at Crawford Notch General Store in New Hampshire

Fictional Hunting License for Jackalope

Live Rabbit at Newport Jazz Festival 2011, Newport Rhode Island

Rabbit Display at Museum of Curiosities, Old State House, Hartford, CT (Oldest Museum in United States)
Museum of Curiousities
Cottontail Rabbit in Natural Environment at Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT

Yale Peabody Museum

Granted, I don't look for them, but they find me. I enjoy finding my favorite little long-earred friends.  For the record, I against killing or hurting rabbits. The displays in these pictures are over 50 years or more old .  I would not support anything that advocates hurting animals or rabbits especially. You are welcome to make comments below.

Hope this was interesting.
Mary Ellen

Rabbit Hop Shoppe

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