A Day in the Life of a City Hare

This hare was in front of my van again today when I headed out to work before noon. (Note how low the sun is in Edmonton in winter.)

I managed to not scare him off too far as I got into my vehicle and started it up. He scooted along the fence to the end by the alley, then turned the corner and doubled back, but hovered at the far end of the small field you see behind him.

He watched me closely and soon returned when he sensed no danger. In the corner by the building, he found some plants and started to eat–right there in my presence.


I continued to back out of the parking stall, turning the van to face the alley I would use to drive out to the road. The hare watched, and once the van was at a safe distance, he came back to his spot in the sun–and dozed off.

Hare Jan. 5, 2018

When I returned from work during the blue hour after sunset (4:53 p.m.–short day–I’m technically on holidays), the hare was still there! I saw him from the alley.

Hare Jan. 5, 2018

You can see the path of people tracks in the front of the photo, running horizontally, and the hare tracks running perpendicular into the distance, with said track maker at the far end of them.

I pulled around the corner and toward my parking spot slowly. My spot is behind the red car (looks dark in the picture). The hare is sitting almost directly in front of my stall.

I turned the van into the stall and crept forward. The hare scooted over a few steps to a safer distance but didn’t run off.

I think we have an understanding. The van goes in and out, but no one bothers the bunny.


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White-tailed Jackrabbit — Alberta Environment and Parks

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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3 Responses to A Day in the Life of a City Hare

  1. Marit says:

    Cool photos! πŸ˜ƒ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Natalie K. says:

    Aw, he’s so cute!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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