Saturday, June 2, 2012

Startled Rabbit 2011

Rabbits survive because of their startle response.  Like deer, with no defense except for hyper awareness and quick bursts of frenetic speed, they have to always be ready to move, and quickly, so they don't end up as someone's main meal.  But this response is also what gets them killed.  When they see a car coming the rabbits frantically dodge and weave to get away from the large thing moving rapidly toward them.  They don't understand that the car, having no need of rabbit meat, could care less about these evasive tactics as they head directly into the path of the car's rolling wheels. 

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