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Mother Rabbit Fights Big Black Snake To Protect Its Baby Bunnies
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Mother Rabbit Fights Big Black Snake To Protect Its Baby Bunnies

A mother rabbit defending her babies from a snake was captured in this adrenaline-filled  video. Children are heard encouraging the brave rabbit in the background,  “Go, Mr. Bunny! Kill that snake!” while another shouts “Bite it! Bite it!” The video was posted online June 18th by Ramakanth Peechara; the location of the attack is unknown. David A. Steen, a snake expert, told The Dodo that the snake was a nonvenomous black rat snake.

Rabbits are prey animals, so mothers avoid spending their time close to their young other than to nurse them. A nest of baby rabbits without a mother close by does not mean that they are orphans! If you want to make sure the bunnies are OK, check them in the morning and see if they are warm and round-bellied. This means that they are being cared for and the mother is probably alive. It is a myth that rabbits will abandon their babies once humans have touched them.

More info: YouTube (h/t: dailydot, thedodo)

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TimmyGriffin
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7 years ago

The mother rabbit has a very interesting fighting technique. First time I see a rabbit fighting.

Molly Gratzon
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2 years ago

Their hind feet are their strongest "weapon". Like Thumper from Bambi. The faster they hit, the more damage they cause. And she wasn't kicking, she was actually trying to rip the snake's scales as well as bite through it, which would've been successful if she had a longer amount of time. Also, she's trying to stay alive herself. That is how rabbits and bunnies fight. Though, males are a little more successful.

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KaryneSerret
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7 years ago

Are the babies okay though??

HarshilTamrakar
Community Member
7 years ago

If we see clearly One survived but other Two died (as they were not moving, little chances that they are alive)...

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graciebarajas
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7 years ago

WOW! This bunny doesn't know what the fear is. In the end of the video I thought that this snake finally have bitten it, but everything is ok. No bites.

SamanthaAckley
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7 years ago

The love of a mother knows no bounds. No matter if its human or animal.

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TimmyGriffin
Community Member
7 years ago

The mother rabbit has a very interesting fighting technique. First time I see a rabbit fighting.

Molly Gratzon
Community Member
2 years ago

Their hind feet are their strongest "weapon". Like Thumper from Bambi. The faster they hit, the more damage they cause. And she wasn't kicking, she was actually trying to rip the snake's scales as well as bite through it, which would've been successful if she had a longer amount of time. Also, she's trying to stay alive herself. That is how rabbits and bunnies fight. Though, males are a little more successful.

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KaryneSerret
Community Member
7 years ago

Are the babies okay though??

HarshilTamrakar
Community Member
7 years ago

If we see clearly One survived but other Two died (as they were not moving, little chances that they are alive)...

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graciebarajas
Community Member
7 years ago

WOW! This bunny doesn't know what the fear is. In the end of the video I thought that this snake finally have bitten it, but everything is ok. No bites.

SamanthaAckley
Community Member
7 years ago

The love of a mother knows no bounds. No matter if its human or animal.

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