Alberta Jack


Jack Rabbit

In the cold Alberta Northland

The Jack Rabbit lives close at hand

Near the pond with mother ducks

In the city next to cars and trucks

Trims the grass all summer long

Enjoys the green with the summer throng

Bad weather’s coming cold and snow

Fatten up while he can before 40 below

Snow crystals have little nutrition

Eat all he can is his only mission

Snowshoe looks for a new fur coat

Winter is coming and that’s no joke

Pulls out the old coat throws it away

A sleek new white coat is his today

No protestors complaining about his new fur

He’ll blend right in that’s what it’s for

On a white blanket of glistening snow

You won’t see him he’s good to go


Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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