Quick! Let’s scurry!

OK, first of all, this is one awesome photograph, Emily M. It’s really beautiful—kinda along the lines of Died and Gone to Heaven. Can’t you imagine that you’re in this field, and this teeeeny bunny comes up to you, and she’s all; "Come with me! I’ll show you the secret bunny burrow—we’ll be safe there! But we must hurry!"




  1. awwww

  2. theotherKatie says:

    Those teeny ears are so cute! Things like that make me feel like Elmyra from Tiny Toons!

  3. Lurve.

    How does one get so close to a bunny in the wild?

  4. it’s Fiver. he says the Efrafrans are coming.

  5. It looks like someone left a camera on the ground and set it to go off at intervals….just so a curious bun-bun wouldn’t get scared.

  6. That sounds plausible. I lurve that photo! 🙂

  7. I wonder if you ever heard that story about the chick who was following a rabbit and fell down a rabbit hole….

  8. I did! It was on the 7 o’clock news! took ’em 4 hours to get her out.

  9. i think gigolo was refering to alice.
    when i die i want to be that rabbit

  10. “…One chilly morning in March, I cannot tell you exactly how many springs later, Hazel was dozing and waking in his burrow. He had spent a good deal of time there lately, for he felt the cold and could not seem to smell or run so well as in days gone by. He had been dreaming in a confused way – something about rain and elder bloom – when he woke to realize that there was a rabbit lying quietly beside him – no doubt some young buck who had come to ask his advice. The
    sentry in the run outside should not really have let him in without asking first.

    Never mind, thought Hazel. He raised his head and said, “Do you want to talk to me?”

    “Yes, that’s what I’ve come for”, replied the other. “You know me, don’t you?”.

    “Yes, of course,” said Hazel, hoping he would be able to remember his name in a moment. Then he saw that in the darkness of the burrow the stranger’s ears were shining with a faint silver light.

    “Yes, my lord,” he said. “Yes, I know you”.”

  11. wickedbored says:

    I wanna’ go with!

  12. CP:

    I loved the quote from “Watership Down” I love that book * 😀 *

    And cute bunny. Kinda looks more like Fiver than Hazel though:)

  13. This does feel very fairietale-ish. Very cute.

  14. E. Collison says:



  16. “s”, I thought I made my sarcasm evident; please forgive me.

  17. No no, this is totally Fiver’s kid. You know, the one at the end who knew there was a man on a horse coming, well before anyone could hear him.


    Does the photog get extra points for an amazing composition *on top of* the insane Cute Quotient?

  19. this is a beautiful picture!

  20. Meow House says:

    What a sweet-looking bunny! Can you believe some people think they are “pests”? I guess I’m weird but I wouldn’t mind if my yard was overrun with these cuties. Of course, then I’d get fired because I wouldn’t be able to tear myself away from watching them all day.

  21. Mr Fluffly says:

    In the spirit of Wayne’s World™





  22. you’ve GOT to be kidding me. this is giving me fits.

  23. The Guy Over There says:


    Rabbits are pests if uncontrolled. Look at the Phillip Island images and you’ll see why.

    This guy is adorable though. :O

  24. Cutest.



  25. I was totally thinking Fiver’s Kid too…

  26. *hurries off to the secret bunny burrow*

    *lives happily ever after*

  27. The Guy Over There, rabbits are a pest in Australia only because of the continents isolation. Mammals were only introduced by man recently and they unbalance the local ecology. Over here in the real world, bunnies are just fuzzy and harmless.

  28. Hey The Guy Over There, I know they are, technically, “pests” in some parts of the world – I just don’t see any animals that way – I for one welcome our Bunny Overlords.

  29. The Watership Down quote made me cry. THANKS A LOT. … no, seriously, thanks, I often start weeping when I look at cuteoverload, but that just clinched it…

  30. CP—you di-int. Fantastic….


  31. The Watership Down quote made me cry, too, and I’ve never even read Watership Down.

  32. hashi, oh. sometimes i don’t get shit. i feel silly

  33. holy shit all bunny fans really should read watership down. it’s SO good but you’ll pretty much cry the entire time

  34. Ivana iz ogulina says:

    hello…I’m from Croatia and I saw this page on TV, Brijanteen. Beautiful, very sweet…the best wishes…pozdrav iz Ogulina

  35. can anyone else see that rabbit in the sky?


  37. cool dude dog lover says:



  38. OMG that lil bun looks like he/she is gonna jump right out of my screen and into my lap for a cuddle. I don’t know if I could ever live without a bunny in my life 🙂 One of the best photo’s I’ve ever seen.

  39. *I* want to go to the secret bunny burrows! I promise I’ll be fast! Let’s go!

  40. This baby bunny is so cute! This one reminds me of the baby bunnies I see during spring and early summer. They hop into the yard and eat all the good plants. I’m always so surprised to see how tiny they really are.

    PS: I feed them baby carrots during winter.

  41. heh, no worries “s” 🙂

  42. Glad to see my bunny photo finally got posted and that everyone is liking it.
    I was helping a friend excavate some land so he can start building a house. During the day we came acrross this baby bunny. These are the rabbits that run free throughout Arizona. We see the grown-ups quite often but it’s rare we see the babies. This little guy was so small he could fit in the palm of my hand. He was very calm and to small to really run away which allowed me to get up close. I held on to him for a while and then walked took it to a safer spot so we wouldn’t hurt him with our big scary human machines. I know I shouldn’t have touched him but it was either that or get run over so I took the chance. I’m including a link to my flickr account, there are some more cute photos in my creatures album.
    Thanks again!

  43. Gigolo is a guy jerk. Alice was not a chick, she was a girl with acne, like any other

  44. Meg — oh yes I did. 🙂

    Terebi, Jude, s, all — Just for the record, the Watership Down quote chokes me up, too. Every. Single. Time.

  45. Watership down is NOT. I repeat NOT funny. It is a sad and grieving, heart moving tale. How can you make fun of it?!

  46. dwarf rabbit owner too! says:

    Precious tis indeed!

  47. Oh baby, please be miiiiine!

    Watership Down made me cry before I had bunnies. Then it made me weep after I had bunnies. Every time…
    And then I downloaded Bright Eyes and cried even more!

    WHY did God make bunbuns???

  48. To the Dathia/Marinara/ alzeena29@sbc.globalpet etc. person (and I realize I’m taking a chance responding to a troll here): Nobody’s making fun of Watership Down. From what I see here, I’m pretty sure we all liked it. Please read and think before making accusations.

  49. yuppers. we liked it. it ranked right up there with that story about the chick who followed the rabbit and fell down the hole.

  50. “Please read and think before making accusations.”

    Or better yet, just please stop coming to this site period. Meg, don’t you have a mechanism to ban this IP address?

  51. this is such a great example of good photography. i love every drop of it, especially that it taken on the ground. i love photos of animals that are taken on their level.


  52. you like cute? you’re not bad are you? then I guess you can come with me to my friends that are just as cute as me. quick! hurry!

  53. falnfenix says:

    i love this picture, and i love Watership Down.

    in fact… *picks up book and starts reading*

  54. OMG I love Watership Down. Good Comments, CP!

  55. Watership Down is SO SAD! I cried at the end! Now that I think about it, Efrafa (the warren that is too crowded) reminds me of what the world is going to be like in 20 years. Anyway, great photo. photography is amazing.

  56. ScorpioSprit says:

    I’ve only read the’CITV’ book of Watership Down… does that mean I’m still a Watership Down ‘virgin’, or do I just… not cry at it?

  57. Boxer Lover says:

    One day my big goofy dog found a baby rabbit about this size in our back yard. He brought it inside, and gently plooped it into my hand. It was all covered with dog drool on its teeny leetle ears, but it was totally unharmed. Then my dog showed me the nest where he had found it, and I returned it–and watched it grow into a big beautiful cottontail!

  58. How have I missed this book of cuteness and sadness, called Watership Down? The library is on my “to-do today” list, for tomorrow…

  59. I went to the best book store in the world, http://www.powells.com/ , and picked up WD, I’ll be reading this week…

  60. Watership Down is amazing, but when I was really little there was a cartoon version that gave me nightmares! Anyone else seen it? *shudder*

    Boxer Lover, I wish I had bunnies in my backyard! Good for your dog! Once a cat brought in a shrew for me and hid it in some newspaper, totally unharmed. I think they bring them in for us to play with, the same way they’d bring in live animals for their puppies/kittens.

    P.S. Great photo! Ee!

  61. Equus — I thought the ‘toon version was OK, except for that incalculable musical perversion at the end, committed by Mr. Garfunkel. Truly the clearest evidence yet that Frith is dead.

  62. wait for me, bunny! I’m commmmiiinnnnngggg!

    and i have also read watership down. absolutely heart wrenching! best book eva.