Yesterday evening, I saw two rabbits in our backyard, which is not uncommon in the spring. How sweet, I thought, they're playing together.
I was filling the tub for my son's bath, so I had some time to relax and watch the rabbits. One of the rabbits kept sneaking up from behind on the other one, sniffing the other one's butt, and then . . . was it trying to mount the other rabbit?
The second rabbit did not appreciate these advances, and spun around quickly. The first rabbit actually stood up briefly on his back legs in a defensive posture. The second rabbit then moved away and started nibbling on grass. The first rabbit again crept up and attempted to engage in the same behavior as before, prompting the same reaction from the second rabbit.
I started wondering, do rabbits engage in sexual harrassment?