short video: Avalanche! Run rabbit, run!
June 17, 2015 12:33 AM   Subscribe

Some pretty interesting footage of a rabbit tangling with an avalanche on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
posted by paleyellowwithorange (20 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
Float like a butterfly!
posted by asok at 1:21 AM on June 17, 2015


"I am a leaf on the wind; watch how I soar."
posted by Pendragon at 1:44 AM on June 17, 2015 [7 favorites]


Song written by Noel Gay and Ralph Butler
Performed by Flanagan and Allen
Novel by John Updike
posted by lazycomputerkids at 1:50 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


The extended clip features a golden eagle swooping down to nab that rabbit the moment it makes it to safe ground.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:27 AM on June 17, 2015 [4 favorites]


As a kid I loved the sound of the name Kamchatka so much that it was usually my undoing during games of Risk.
posted by Kinbote at 4:04 AM on June 17, 2015 [6 favorites]


The extended clip features a golden eagle swooping down to nab that rabbit the moment it makes it to safe ground.

Pictured.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 4:27 AM on June 17, 2015 [9 favorites]


Being light and having those big, snowshoe feet that evolution gave him sure helps.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 4:56 AM on June 17, 2015


I can't decide if "Kamchatka Rabbit" is a dystopian freedom fighter or the name for definitely-not-the-Millennium-Falcon in the most niche, low-budget Star Wars ripoff ever.
posted by dorque at 5:26 AM on June 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


I think it's a hare and not a rabbit.
posted by edgeways at 5:27 AM on June 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


Not Updike, Tolstoy: Warren Piste.
posted by Devonian at 5:29 AM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


So, I'm trying to figure out why the rabbit is doing this, and the best I can come up with is... for fun?
posted by grog at 5:40 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


For the kicks?

(actually my guess would be that it was terrified by the avalanche helicopter combo and made a dumb decision)
posted by srboisvert at 5:52 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


My takeaway is that snowboarders make life hard for rabbits.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:36 AM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Hi, I'm Bugs Bunny, and welcome to Jackass."
guitar plays
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:01 AM on June 17, 2015 [4 favorites]


I can't decide if "Kamchatka Rabbit" is a dystopian freedom fighter or the name for definitely-not-the-Millennium-Falcon in the most niche, low-budget Star Wars ripoff ever.

I would watch this.

Subcommissar Darth Volga: You are to be lowered into the Carbon Freezink!
Princess Liliya: I am lovink you.
Han Solov: I am knowink this.
Mishabacca: RRRrrruurgh! Arrggg!
posted by leotrotsky at 7:33 AM on June 17, 2015 [8 favorites]


Run Wrake's Rabbit (previewoously).

But, seriously, the unlikelihood of that hare's continued progress combined with the stoop-titude of it's jumping in in the first place seems like a perfect metaphor for Darwinism. Play that clip for any non-believer. And if that doesn't convince them then play the animation.
posted by cleroy at 11:48 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


Subcommissar Darth Volga

If I ever register another username, I know what it's gonna be now.
posted by dorque at 5:21 PM on June 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


Rabbit waits for nothing!
posted by ArticTusk at 8:54 PM on June 17, 2015


That rabbit has got some moves.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 3:53 AM on June 18, 2015


Subcommissar Darth Volga: You are to be lowered into the Carbon Freezink!
Princess Liliya: I am lovink you.
Han Solov: I am knowink this.
Mishabacca: RRRrrruurgh! Arrggg!


LOVE this, especially the names. A thousand favorites to comrade Trotsky!
posted by brism at 6:53 AM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


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