January 12th -
This morning, there is a light covering of snow. Near the gate to the chicken run, I see the bunny tracks that go in and around the Christmas tree, some snuffles in the snow for leftover treats the chickens didn't eat.
Around the side of the coop, tiny mouse tracks come out, and they intersect with the bunny tracks. Then there is an area that looks like a scuffle happened, and bunny tracks go back to the run fence and out. I never see the mouse tracks again.
So, do bunnies scuffle with mice? Or did an owl come in and get the mouse? It's an awfully small space for an owl to get in and out, however- not near enough "swoop" room or even a hop down from fence and back up room for any predator bird.