HE"S LATE, HE'S LATE..
FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE
This is not a pretty picture.
If you look closely at this photo you will notice something other than the oxidized gas lines at my Mom's residence.
There, in a cruel twist of fate, portrude the two unluckiest rabbit feet in the world.
Having sought refuge under the deck, this rabbit managed to wedge not one, but both of it's feet between the deck boards.
Call it fate, natural selection, or just a dumb bunny, whatever you will, millions of freak accidents like this occur everyday to creatures both great and small.
Perhaps some predator from the wild was pursuing this rabbit and it panicked? Maybe it was just bad luck.
Perhaps this is a metaphor for us to ponder about our uneasy coexistence with nature?
My guess is that this rabbit probably went under the deck all of the time because there is a huge, verdant garden just around the corner.
In any event happenstance found this creature's gift, those feet that let it run for it's life, and turned them into it's Achilles Heel.
My stepfather made the gruesome discovery in the morning and was further astonished to find that aside from the rigor mortis, something(s) had already begun recycling the remains of the rabbit below the deck. eew! Repulsive but essentially 100% natural.
For the rest of us, the show is over and we will merrily hop along with our lives. Time and chance happen to all creatures great and small.
Life goes on.......