A colleague of mine just sent me these amazing pictures...
Wow. They're pretty amazing. Do you think the stoat follows a particular martial art discipline? Or is he just freestyling? Lmao.
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Wow... that's something you don't see every day.
Am I imagining it or does the rabbits eyes look a bit puffy as if it had myxomatosis?
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wow! Nature red in tooth and claw...
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Great photos, I've seen this first hand although both parties ran in opposite directions after the first strike, I guess the stoat got a kick for his troubles
Yes. Great Photos. The stoat has greater stamina, they just keep on chasing the rabbit, until they wear it down. It's a hell of a chase to watch
I think the Rabbit is ten times its weight, but they normally drag them off somewhere private to eat them.
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Fantastic pictures I remember seeing a rabbit being brought down by a stoat years ago when I was working at the ordinance factory in Somerset. the rabbit was trying to out run the stoat but the stoat found a burst of energy and pounced onto the rabbits back and bit through the back of it's neck stopping the rabbit straight away. the part of the chase I saw was only about 5 or 6 seconds but it was amazing to see.
Excellent. Only ever seen one stoat and he was runnng away from the car.
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Amazing shots and interesting to see attack from the front. Have heard that rabbits tend to freeze in front of a stoat, but most of the stoat kills I have seen on poultry and rabbits the kill is a bite through the back of the skull.
superb, must have had a good eye tae catch that!
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Amazing photos. I started work as a 'keepers boy on an estate which had loads of gravel pits which were then landfilled and reclaimed as grassland. Never seen anywhere with so many stoats (and rabbits), I learnt a lot about them and have an enormous respect for them. Someone once said that if a stoat was the size of a Labrador men wouldn't dare walk in the countryside. Glyn.
Incredible photos. Thanks for posting Jonathan
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Those are weasely the best pictures I've seen of a rabbit being taken, it stoatally brilliant.
Did you have to badger your mate for the pictures?
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Awesome pictures, award winning :thumbup:
Thanks for sharing
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Any more shots after? Would love to see more, stoats are stunning creatures.
Fantastic pictures ! Wonder what happened next ?
I think having a scaled up stoat after you would be very bad news !
Our domesticated 'bunny' gave a stoat an absolute battering. We watched from the kitchen window (it all happened too quick for us to get out into the garden) as the stoat went into the cage. There was a lot of thumping and banging and the stoat shot out like a rocket. The rabbit was completely unhurt.
Mind you, it is a big old bunny that is going a bit senile. It 'growls' when humans (apart from SWMBO) go near it...I wouldn't take it on
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