Critters Photo Storytelling

Bubba’s Gallery

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Ten weeks ago I revisted the sad story of Bubba—baby bunny who died less than 24 hours in our care. He came to us on June 3, 2006, quite unexpectedly. A cat brought the furball home to his owners, who sought someone to take over responsibility. My daughter, wife, and I did but too briefly. Infection from bite or scratch doomed the little duffer. For years, I had but the two photos of Bubba that accompanied the original post. Today I discovered the others.

Earlier this month, I bought a LaCie Rugged Mini 4TB external drive. While I often store valuables in the cloud, I have nearly 20 years of photos and other files spread out on smaller discs and dozens of DVDs going back to 2000; all will consolidate on the large-capacity drive. I spent today searching the old discs, where I found some gems, including the Bubba NEF RAW originals shot with the Nikon D200. 

If you have any love of wild bunnies, on this first day of Spring please read the three June 2005 posts, which offer some valuable tips about caring for bunny kittens:

None of the photos are as sharp as I would want.

I used 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor lens with the D200. Vitals for the featured image: f/5, ISO 400, 1/40 sec, 75mm. Basic EXIF accompanies each image in the gallery, depending on your browser.

See more Bubba on Flickr.

1 Comment

  1. dw808303 says on March 21, 2016

    We ended up with a wild bunny in a similar situation — a friend rescued the baby bunny from a dog (who luckily was just toying with her and not biting) and we couldn’t find her mom. We brought her home (we already had a domestic rabbit) and though she never exactly got really friendly with us (she was always very skittish and not cuddly) she lived almost 5 years, which is *very* long for a wild rabbit.

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