The rabbit’s ears are extra long
And surely that cannot be wrong
For rabbits need to hear the fox
Who creeps around in furry socks.
The rabbit’s eyes are big and bright
To search out predators in sight.
On four strong legs he soon can bound
To where his scent cannot be found.
The rabbit’s awesome sense of smell
Warns him of danger very well –
And so it seems a curious fate
To find cooked rabbit on a plate.
We humans with our wit and wile,
With artfulness and guiltless guile,
Can capture rabbits unaware
By trapping them within a snare.
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Follow-up: Did you know all these facts about rabbits? I'm afraid that rabbits are low down in the "food-chain", which means that they breed enormous numbers of baby rabbits which provide food for other animals, including humans. Nature, when left alone, is very balanced, with food for everyone, and if rabbits were not killed for food, we would be completely over-run with them and they would certainly eat the food which should come to humans. Find out more facts about rabbits and this poem would make a good centre-piece for your classroom wall, surrounded by facts and pictures. Josie Read my poem: The Food Chain