Thursday, August 20, 2015

How Fast Can a Rabbit Run?


How fast can a Rabbit run – and how far can they leap? Well - pretty darn fast and far. Caught on a Bushnell Trail Camera - After a quick warm up lap this wild Appalachian Cottontail in the Great Smoky Mountains makes two amazingly fast passes and leaps in front of the camera including a classic “burnout”.  Even slowed down to 1/8 normal speed at the end the rabbit is still a blur! Not sure what real or imagined threat the rabbit is running from. Gray foxes that live here are said to be as fast as the rabbits, reaching speeds of 40+ mph, but I might put my money on the Rabbit.

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How Fast Can a Rabbit Run?