a few days ago my father was watering our front lawn and came across little miss whiskers (or maybe mr.). she's part of a family of rabbits that makes their home in my front yard and has their little baby bunnies in a similar spot every year. little miss whiskers lived under a pretty flowering shrub with her mommy and sibling, but the watering frightened her and she came running out from under her plant. she hopped around in confusion for awhile and finally ended up tumbling down a small flight of stairs. she was lying still at the bottom when my father came upon her. there was no way she could get back up the stairs to her home and so my father scooped her up (wearing a glove of course) and we placed her in a small box until the watering was over, so that she wouldn't run out into the street and get lost or run over. she didn't seem to happy in this and huddled in the corner the entire time. as soon as the watering was over, we took her back outdoors where we said goodbye. we placed her back near her home and she happily hopped away to rejoin her family.