|Plein air ( two visits ) oil on canvas board 20 x 16|
Went back to finish the painting the next day and the path was still a hazard. After setting up we noticed rabbits nearby, suddenly screams were head and lots of commotion. One full grown female approached a burrow and appeared to look down anxiously. A cuckoo sang its monotonous song and the wood was peaceful. Then an dramatic, amazing sight, a large buck rabbit burst through the undergrowth chasing a stoat. It chased it away from the burrow backwards and forwards across a path and disappeared into the distance. After completing the picture we walked back through the wood with a few detours from the boggy path. On the way seeing a grey squirrel on the floor among the leaf litter.
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