Rabbit stampede!

Well, someone has food, and that person is BESIEGED BY BUNNIES!

 

35 Comments

  1. Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Looks like someone had the video removed.

  2. Patrick Webb
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I think I like this stampede better!

    “Published on Jan 23, 2014
    A stampeding herd of polar rabbits run from a snowmobile through snow-covered plains of Siberia, Russia:”

    • Patrick Webb
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      Sorry, didn’t mean to embed.

  3. pacopicopiedra
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Night of the Lepis! Anyone see that movie. I love it.

    • pacopicopiedra
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

      Sorry, Lepus, not Lepis.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Lepus

      • Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

        Haven’t seen it. I bet sales of Antiochian Holy Hand Grenades™ skyrocketed after the film was released!

        b&

      • Posted February 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

        A great bad movie… iirc from 30 years ago.

        /@

      • Draken
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

        Ah, the Night of the Angry Rabbit. I have that book somewhere. Didn’t know there was a film.

  4. nurnord
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Beware the Black Beasts of Caerbannog !

  5. gbjames
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Think of the stew!

    • steve oberski
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Rabbit, the other white meat ?

      • Posted February 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

        It’s actually dark meat…

        b&

        • steve oberski
          Posted February 28, 2014 at 7:03 am | Permalink

          You’ve obviously never had to deal with marketing, reality is never allowed to intrude.

  6. Diana MacPherson
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I can’t decide if death by bunny stampede would be a good or bad way to go.

    • Posted February 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      The documentary evidence suggests that it’s actually a rather gruesome, painful, horrific…and, frankly, humiliating way to die.

      b&

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

        Yeah but that was just one killer bunny.

        • Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

          Exactly! Imagine what an entire herd of them would do….

          b&

  7. bonetired
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Like the sign once seen in a butcher’s shop: “Watership down. Read the book, seen the film now try the pie!”

  8. Reginald Selkirk
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    ahem

  9. Janet
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    This is so terribly sad. People turning their pet rabbits loose to fend for themselves when they (the owner) no longer wants to be responsible is not doing the rabbit a favor. Now this pet rabbit will have to figure out how to find food and water and avoid predators and find shelter. For most rabbits turned out of house and home they will have a drastically shortened life and one that is faced with fear and starvation.

    Humankind can be so cruel.

    Sorry, this is a “pet” peeve of mine and while I love seeing rabbits and owners enjoying their rabbits I cringe every time I hear of someone turning their pet loose knowing what this animal will have to endure.

    • Posted February 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

      I agree. I have not picked up on the place in Asia where these rabbit herds are. Nor have I heard of this problem before (outside of Australia, where it was the wild variety, of course).

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

        Yes, people don’t realize that a bunny lives a long time and doesn’t want to be shoved in a cage and ignored. There has been a lot of awareness raising about this recently & that’s how I came to know this information so at least the word is getting out there. It’s a shame pet stores aren’t doing more to prevent these purchases but I guess that’s counter to being a store.

    • Grania Spingies
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

      I have a feeling that this video was taken at Okunoshima Island in Japan, the whole island is a rabbit sanctuary. The island had a darker WWII history once upon a time, but it has never been inhabited by humans since then, so I don’t think they were abandoned in the conventional understanding of the term. this is just what happens when you have seven decades of rabbit population growth with no natural predators.

      • Christian
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

        That was my first guess as well, even before I started the video.
        But then almost every video on youtube of people being overrun by hungry hordes of rabbits was taken at Ōkunoshima.

      • Diane G.
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

        Ah, thanks for the backstory. My enjoyment of the cuteness was being hampered by worry for the poor rabbits, too. Not to mention the ecosystem being saddled with such a horde.

  10. OnkelFritze
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    We need the Holy Handgrenade.

  11. Posted February 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I love that video. Also this recent one of herding reindeer. I understand that the aerial video was shot from a remote-controlled helicopter.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJu_aUHeVL4

  12. Posted February 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    They do look well fed. Now I am wondering if this is some sort of ‘open’ petting zoo. I hope with good fences.

  13. Jim Thomerson
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Back around 1958, near Wichita Falls, TX, driving at night we encountered a herd of maybe a hundred jack rabbits that a pack of coyotes had rounded up. I had never heard of this kind of activity and do not know if it has been reported in the literature.

    I unknowingly walked into a state level rabbit show. I was amazed and fascinated at the wide variety exhibited there, from midget to giants, in all color patterns.

    • jesse
      Posted February 27, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

      Look up Bunny Show Jumping on YouTube. It’s very amusing.

  14. Susan Freiman
    Posted February 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    That video has been removed because of copyright issues. Too bad.

    Susan Freiman

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  15. Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    I finally noticed the lady has a rabbit shirt. So maybe she is the ‘rabbit lady’.

  16. Posted March 2, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Vague images of the Pied Piper entered my mind.


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