It turns out that there IS such a thing as a free lunch; a lesson from Mother Nature.

August 7, 2017 9:04 am Last Updated: August 7, 2017 9:04 am

This wonderful family nurtured this little bunny back to health. That takes a lot of care, patience, trust, and probably a few phone call to the local vet or other experts. What a great lesson to teach children how precious and fragile Mother Nature can be. Or is it?

After a week of nurturing, the time has come to let go.

After seven consecutive days of bringing this little bugger to 100 percent, the time finally came to give the little creature back to nature. But nature has another side; a side that can appear to be rather cruel. But perhaps it’s not such a bad thing to witness, as painful as it can be.

Both intentional and unintentional teachable moments are important.


Equally important to teach our children about caring for all things that live on earth, is also the fact that sometimes cruel realities of predator versus prey. Sometimes these teachable moments are done with planning and purpose, and sometimes they just kind of happen.

It’s time to be set free.

Mom carefully cuddles the bunny as her excited daughter jumps with joy over the final kind act of concern that they had demonstrated for a full week. “That’s her momma,” the well-intentioned mom says as she approaches the edge of the driveway and points to the neighbor’s yard.

One creature’s freedom is another’s meal; the reality of Mother Nature.

When she sets the bunny down, he appears to pause, take in his new reality for a still second or two, and then hop off into freedo…. Well, you can watch the rest.