How fast can a Rabbit run – and how far can they leap? Well – pretty darn fast and far. Caught on a Bushnell Trail Camera – After a quick warm up lap this wild Appalachian Cottontail in the Great Smoky Mountains makes two amazingly fast passes and leaps in front of the camera including a classic “burnout”. It is said that rabbits will do practice runs on well worn escape routes. Even slowed down to 1/8 normal speed at the end the rabbit is still a blur! Not sure what real or imagined threat the rabbit is running from. Gray foxes that live here are said to be as fast as the rabbits, reaching speeds of 40+ mph, but I might put my money on the Rabbit.

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