there lives a rabbit.
I see him almost every day, either in the morning when I'm leaving, or at night when I return. With no outdoor cats, he can be under the deck and know he won't be attacked.
Yes, every time I spook him and he takes off, I call out gently, "It's just me. No need to run away." They probably never get truly used to you in their short life. I'll take this over a stench of skunks, a hive of bees or a mask of raccoons.