Watching the watchers

Brazos State Park is south-west of Houston and is justly renown for the numerous alligators that frequent the banks of the lakes on warm sunny days. They may be the most spectacular of the residents but the park is also home to wild boar, deer, immigrant nutria, possums, raccoons and a host of smaller mammals. This little rabbit was hiding in the long grass at the edge of a drainage ditch. It would only be a morsel for an alligator but would make an acceptable meal for one of the many hawks, snakes or carnivores in the park. Perhaps that is why sightings of rabbits are rare compared to the other inhabitants.