Run, Rabbit, Run: But good luck outrunning this fleet-footed pine marten

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

This is a little bit sad, but it’s also life. Life in the wilderness, anyway.

James Loon captured an amazing video of a pine marten chasing a jack rabbit in Mistissini, Quebec, Canada.

“On our way to town this morning, we saw a marten hunting a rabbit,” Loon wrote on Facebook Thursday.

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The video shows an almost minute-long chase down a snow-covered road. It’s frankly, exhausting. Mostly for the rabbit.

Spoiler alert: If you’re rooting for Peter Cottontail, maybe don’t watch this.

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But be warned. This video has quickly amassed nearly 2.5 million views on Facebook. Click and you’ll see why.

On our way to town this morning, we saw a marten hunting a rabbit 󾇒Jukin Media Verified (Original)* For licensing / permission to use: Contact – licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom

Posted by James Loon on Thursday, February 4, 2016

 

Loon has also just posted it on YouTube. It won’t take long for this thing to go viral there, too.

Photos James Loon/Facebook

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