Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Caught Up in the Action I've Been Looking Out For You

Choose and Defend Wednesday is here...and it brought some heat.  It has been a remarkably mild summer here in So Cal.  The past few days, though, have felt more like how summer usually feels....very hot.  In honor of the heat I thought I'd do a Choose and Defend about animals who live in the desert!  You may remember my Animals of Ice and Snow Choose and Defend?  Okay, well now it is an Animals of the Desert Choose and Defend.  Which one is your favorite?


Jack Rabbit
As always, I do realize that neither of these creatures may be your favorite hot weather animal.  However, this is what you have to work with :-)  So Choose and Defend.   Feel free to elaborate in comments...we live for that here in Fresh Hell.


secret agent woman said...

We don't have jack rabbits here, but I do love the sweet cotton tail bunnies who nibble the clover n my lawn. SO they'd be my pick. (But, I have to admit, I LOVE the eerie howling and yipping of coyotes at night.)

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

We don't have those rabbits here either.. but I did once see someones sick idea of a cross between a cat and a rabbit.. called a Cabbit.. So I think I will go for Coyote.. we do have them here..

Churlita said...

I grew up in Arizona, and I really do miss those jack rabbits. I loved Road Runners the most, though. Out of the two choices? I'll say coyote. They always seem to be up to something. Just. Like. Me.

NoRegrets said...

Rabbit! Much more approachable...

KenV said...


Wile E.

I have no defense, 'cept they're cool lookin.

Ananda girl said...

I have to say jack rabbits! I love the way they zig zag when they run. I get a real kick out of jack rabbit fights which include flips and hid kicks. Desert ninjas! Yieeee!
They also don't eat your family pets.

Ananda girl said...

Opps!Typo... make that "hind kicks".

laura b. said...

Secret: I had a pet rabbit for a while when I was a kid. He roamed the back yard and chased the cat. One for Jack Rabbits.

Mrs: Someone really bred a rabbit and a cat? Ew! One for Coyotes.

Churlita: haha! Wile E Coyote and Churlita, running around causing a ruckus :-) Two for Coyotes.

NoRegrets: Definitely more approachable. Two for Jack Rabbits.

KenV: Coyotes are cool looking. They wander down from the foothills sometimes and cannot be mistaken for someone's pet. Three for Coyotes.

Ananda: Desert ninjas! haha! I like that :-) And it is true that they are not going to care your toy poodle away. Three for Jack Rabbits.

Everyone: We have another Choose and Defend tie at the moment. 3-3 for each Desert Animal. It isn't too late to come in and speak your mind...what will it be?

dmarks said...
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dmarks said...

Jack-rabbit, for sure. Jack rabbit is capable of cross-breeding with an antelope, producing these. Way cool.

Coyote, what can I say? He's always falling off cliffs, and wasting so much money to no avail on booby-traps and explosives from Acme.

Tara said...

I'm a wolf fan, and the coyote sort of resembles one. Especially in that photo. I'll choose coyote! Plus, I like Wile E. Coyote.

laura b. said...

Dmarks: haha! Jackalopes! We have postcards featuring those bad boys in the local shops :-) Coyote can come off a bit pitiful when he tries to work the Acme. Four for Jack Rabbits.

Tara: Oh, yes, that's right! He is definitely kin to wolves, were and otherwise :-D And the thing about Wile E? He never gives up! Four for Coyotes.

Everyone: Ooohhh, still tied, but now at 4-4! What a race!