Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter with a difference......

 As you may or may not know, bunnies in Australia are feral.  They were introduced for hunting and food.  Well, they took over the continent causing major damage to the environment:  eating the grass and plants needed by domestic and native animals as well.  There was also loss of plant species which led to erosion.

As a result some native animals became extinct or endangered, including this little fellow.......

 .......the bilby.

Well, the Bilby is fighting back!  At Easter,  if you buy chocolate bilbies, a donation is made by the chocolate makers to help save the bilbies.
 So we're doing our part--even though we can't  eat the chocolate.
Daisy                        Bella                         Kendra
BUT we'll be hoping the EASTER BILBY visits us with some eggs......and other treats.....and maybe bones.....or lamb shanks... 
We hope you have a very Happy Easter (if you celebrate it) or a Happy Weekend.


  1. My mum saw some real alive bilbys in a wildlife park enclosure last December - she said they are really cute - I don't mind what brings me my easter long as I get some!! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  2. My Fergus once found my Easter Bilby (which was hidden in the garden) he eatted the ears right off it! Silly Scottie!

  3. Sadly, bunnies are feral by nature. Bilbys by contrast look deserving of Bella,Kendra and Daisys support !

  4. Happy Easter to you too!! We'd do our best to get rid of some bunnies, if our Mom would only let us chase them!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

  5. Well dis is fascinating! Hard to imagine bunnies could be so destructive on da environment.
    I wonders if they could make chocolate Badgers? I would just look at it, I promise.


  6. Daisy and Co., I knew about the bunnies but not about the bilby -- and I work at the San Diego Zoo! As the mom of two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, I have to say that any creature with ears like that has got to be OK!

  7. That billy kinda looks like if a bunny and a mouse had a baby together. I wish we could by Easter bilbys here.....too cute

  8. Put me down for a Bilby or two would you? I'd love to gnaw on one of those. No wait.. it's chocolate. Thanks for the education.

    Happy Easter or Bilby Day wherever you are!

    Roo Roo, Stuart

  9. I learned something new today! Thanks for sharing about the bilby!

  10. Aw, those Billy Bilby need the help. Glad you Scottish Lassies are donating to keep them from extinction. I don't want to see them gone like the unicorn, Happy Easter Daisy, Kendra, Bella
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. I love this... I have never heard of a bilby before... butt I did know about the hoards of Rabbits and the damage they have done.

    Thanks fur sharing this.

    I hope the Easter Bilby brings you some Lamb Shanks... so you can have another of those delicious CAKES!!!!

  12. We have never heard of a bilby before and didn't know bunnies caused so much damage either... Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Easter!

  13. We saw the Momster with a bunch of chocolate bunnies the other day and we are sad we don't get to taste them. Back to the garden:) Never heard of a bilby but we bet the little grandbipeds would love on of those in their baskets too.

    Happy Easter to all of you too.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Duncan & Hamish do their part keeping the rabbit population down around here. We don't have bilby's here, but they'd probably chase them, too :o( Have a Happy Easter -
    Judie, Duncan & Hamish

  15. Awww...that Bilby is soooo cute! I'm sorry they almost went away cuz of those stoopid rabbits. If I was there, I'd help you all chase them off!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  16. Oh my goodness, cute. We never heard of that little rascal. He has big ears like us
    Benny & Lily

  17. Furry cute little guys! We'll take three in lamb flavor, please :-)

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  18. That's interesting...we have never heard of those little guys before! We hope you have a great Easter!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  19. The Bilbies are funny looking creatures. Never heard of them before.

  20. Bilbies do have bunnie ears... interesting subject you shared today. I didn't know that bunnies were ferals.

    Hope you girls have a good easter with lamb shanks too :) Keep some for me ya!

  21. Hey
    Hope you gets lots of cool stuff from the bilbies!!

    Jazzi and Addy

  22. We've never heard of a bilby before. He sure must be able to hear and smell REALLY well!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. Oh!

    I want an Easter Bilby! How can I get one?


  24. happy happy easter, ladies!

    i sure do hope the easter bilby comes to visit ya'll cuz he is so totally awesome lookin'!! i hope that the bilby family will be not endangered very soon like cuz it would be sad to not have them around any more.
    oh, and inquirin' minds wanna know -- are they considered rodents? what do they like to eat??

    the booker man

  25. I never thought about the fact that rabbits in Australia had the danger of becoming extinct. So sad! I've never heard of a Bilby before and I am so glad those little ones are fighting back so that their kind can live forever! I'd love to have a chocolate Bilby any day!
    Thanks for telling us that Daisy and Isabella aren't the only ones who love green beans. Isabella's vet told her to eat green beans to help her lose weight/maintain weight and she has maintained at 20 pounds for 2 years now!

  26. Hey Daisy!
    Wow, cool post. Good info and I hope the bilbies get saved. I'm not a huge critter fan, but everyone deserves a life!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  27. Oh I like that Bilby! I know I couldn't eat one, but I hope lots of people buy them!

    Nubbin wiggles & kisses for my girl,

  28. learned something new today...thanks Girls....

  29. Those chocolates sure looks yummy. Happy Easter.

  30. We have never heard of a Bilby?? It looks like a mouse with big ears..pretty cute. Happy Easter, hope the Bilby brings you all a big basket of YUM!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  31. Bilbies are soooo cute! I like their name to....hmmmm would make a good dog name ;)

  32. Wow, it's interesting! Long live the Easter Bilby!!

  33. Cute little things I hope they save them.
    Happy Easter to all your family
    See Yea George xxx