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.
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|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)|
|Cottontail Rabbit in Natural Environment at Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT|
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.
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