I was mowing the yard this evening and noticed something a little out of the ordinary. Something moving through the grass. I took a closer look and realized that I had come within about three inches of running right over a nest of baby rabbits. I had moved a plastic Fisher Price type slide that my daughters have in the backyard to mow underneath it and noticed this.
I tried to grab the little feller to put him back in the nest but he actually hopped away and got under the fence before I could grab him. There were at least two more in the nest and they appeared to be unharmed.
I covered the nest back up with the plastic slide, as it was, and mowed around this spot in the yard. I just mowed this same spot on Friday afternoon, just 3 days ago, so the babies can't be more than 3 days old. I've read that if a nest is uncovered, to try to get the babies back in the nest and covered up because the mother will still come back to feed them with the human scent on the nest. The mother only comes to the nest two or three times a day, once usually right after dark, to feed. Hopefully she will manage to get the one that got away coaxed back into the nest.