Sunday, February 15, 2015

Semi-hopalong wascally wabbit?

The Austrian Times reports:

Zookeepers who purchased five baby rabbits from a local market say they are baffled as to why one of them prefers to walk around on its front legs.

The rabbits were actually purchased as food for some of the other inhabitants at the zoo in the city of Liuzhou in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, including a giant python that only eats live food.

But after the rabbit with its bizarre trick of walking on its front legs ended up proving more popular than the other animals at the zoo, it was given a stay of execution.

. . .

Zoo spokesman Xiong Shao said: "We thought that perhaps the rabbit had damaged its back legs, but when it isn't walking on its hind legs the two back legs seemed to work perfectly. It doesn't seem to be in any pain so there is no reason for it to walk like this, it can't be easy. We are completely baffled as it was too young really to have been taught any tricks, and whoever heard of teaching rabbits to walk on their front legs?"

There's more at the link.  Here's a Chinese news report about the wabbit.

It's certainly determined to get around, isn't it?



Chris said...

That is the rabbit's "Don't Eat Me" dance.

Old NFO said...

Okay... that IS strange! :-)