Stoat versus rabbit

20/11/2013 One of the things I love so much about this place is that nature’s dramas take place right outside my window. Sometimes they are beautiful, sometimes cruel, but they are always awe-inspiring.

One such drama happened this afternoon. I heard a squeal and looked out of the kitchen window; to my surprise I saw a stoat trying to manoeuvre a rabbit much larger than itself that had just been sitting on the lawn (an elderly one by the look of it) under the bush about a metre away. Viewer discretion advised: this video contains footage of a dead rabbit which some might find unpleasant or upsetting.

Stoat versus Rabbit, part 1 from Yalda Davis on Vimeo.

Stoat versus Rabbit, part 2 from Yalda Davis on Vimeo.

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