Wild Black rabbits

I first spotted a black rabbit before the photography bug bit and just assumed it was an escaped pet. However I’ve been noticing them more and more recently and managed a few distant shots of one near work a couple of weeks ago.

And then I spotted one under the feeders in the car park and managed to get some better pictures. I’ve heard a few reasons why there are wild black rabbits which range from the escaped pet through defective genes to natures way of controlling the population. The black rabbit stands out more and so is an easier target for predators!

I’m not sure what the reason is but they are very distinctive and very welcome.



  1. bettylouise31 · May 22, 2016

    Black rabbits it would be interesting to know why. In daylight the predators would have edge, but it they would invisible. My brother climbs blacts are able survive better in the wild than a y other cat. Thanks for sharing

    • spugwash · May 22, 2016

      It was something I read while trying to find out why they were black. Still not convinced, I tend to go with the faulty gene or excess melatonin theories.

  2. snapsbynina · May 22, 2016

    Aw so cute- great pictures!

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