Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Run Rabbit, Run

In northern Quebec, a  Marten chases a rabbit
and catches it. This a bet on a chase that I would have lost!  More here. Though this is repeatedly identified as a Marten, based on size and lack of white throat patch, I believe it may be a Fisher.


Karen Carroll said...

Check out this where a falconer in Utah, also hunts with a mink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofsgE9Y2VI

Peter Apps said...

Remarkable, thanks for posting it.

A recent paper describes a Bat eared fox, which lives almost entirely on insects, catching a hare http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aje.12259/abstract?campaign=woletoc.

I suspect that these are instances of predators recognising when a potential target is sick or injured.