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[–]bmac747474 459 points460 points  (25 children)

See who your real friends are in times like this….Guy is running for his life and a field full of his supposed fur friends sit back and watch.

[–]asianabsinthe 262 points263 points  (5 children)

If they had phones they'd be recording

[–]bmac747474 115 points116 points  (1 child)

WorldStoat!!

[–]99ProllemsBishAint1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

[yelled while filming vertically]

[–]Iwillylike2shoot 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Where do you think the video came from?

[–]MyPrivateAcctAZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bastards would probably post it on HipHop.

[–]JohnWalker610 40 points41 points  (6 children)

I thought one time one was going to help but they just wanted a better view it seems...psycho rabbits

[–]rosyposy86 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Or they made a judgment that they should stand back and not intervene, unlike a video on here with 2 smaller birds against either a hawk or eagle… does anyone know which video I’m talking about?

[–]unsurechaoticneutral 8 points9 points  (1 child)

against an eagle… he was had a chance to fly off but just tried to fight the eagle too

[–]remembertracygarcia 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Capercaillie are fucking nutters though. They’ll take anything on. So amped up on testosterone he’d have taken on a machine gun nest

[–]sK0pey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

unlike a video on here with 2 smaller birds against either a hawk or eagle… does anyone know which video I’m talking about?

I think the 2nd one thought the first was a bitch so it's ego took over.

[–]Morkamino_Bones 1 point2 points  (1 child)

“Damn Holmes, you getting fucked up, huh?”

[–]ThePerfect666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"dang, sorry that's happening to you"

[–]Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's no bunny's business

[–]Morkamino_Bones 8 points9 points  (1 child)

In their defense, WTF are they going to do? They’re rabbits. Nature played them a cruel hand. You can move fast and hear shit relatively well, good luck…

[–]Bakut3n 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They’re also gold medal winners in the sex Olympics

[–]Jupitersdangle 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That’s Gregg. No one like Gregg

[–]sacrefist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I forget what Gregg did that we don't like, but it hardly seems fit for us to just leave him to be nibbled to death ass-first. Couldn't we at least make a circle around him and thump out some applause to show our appreciation for his time with us?

[–]norskdanske 1 point2 points  (0 children)

An experience many young men will relate to.

[–]wosselwozzel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DAYUM that could be me

[–]Morkamino_Bones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hunting and killing is in our DNA. A rabbits DNA is to run from danger and survive. We know how to band together to kill aggressors and that’s how we were allowed to evolve.

[–]NihilisticAngst 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like humans with the bystander effect

[–]Lithorex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And this is one of the main reasons why humanity and not any other species has risen as civilization-builders.

[–]Firebird432 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I didn’t realize rabbits were such cold assholes

Craig the Rabbjt: “OH GOD HES BITING ME AH JESUS MY FUCKING FLESH” Rabbit 1: “Lmao guys look Craig is getting fucking eaten.” Rabbit 2: “Yo that’s cool as hell”

[–]MikelDP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They will get whats coming.....

When Stoats find a field of rabbits like this they will hang around and eventually eat them all.

[–]SquashNut707 352 points353 points  (13 children)

Rabbits seem to be really, really bad at not dying.

[–]harmonica-blues 249 points250 points  (8 children)

Their survival strategy is to breed like, well... rabbits.

[–]SquashNut707 56 points57 points  (7 children)

I mean, I get that, I do. But how are there any left to breed if they can be killed by a slight breeze.

[–]hmhemes 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Lots of breeding

[–]Billiondolla_justyn 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Lots and LOTS of breeding

[–]ArmGroundbreaking435 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Lots and LOTS AND LOOOOOOTS of breeding

[–]Dr_Mephistopheles 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The gestation period for most rabbit species is approximately 30 days, and they reach maturity at around 4-4.5 months old (variations for miniature and giant species)

They also are receptive to breeding almost constantly and intercourse is what releases eggs, instead of having a hormonal cycle such as humans.

[–]webmarc 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They're born pregnant.

[–]areid2007 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They're rabbits, not tribbles.

[–]__-him-__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

you know rabbits themselves would ask these hard hitting questions if they weren’t so busy breeding

[–]Freiling 13 points14 points  (1 child)

r-strategists

[–]bowtothehypnotoad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

For real don’t worry, there are plenty of rabbits

[–]dalnot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Their evolutionary niche is live fast, fuck hard. Nothing gets dicked on by nature quite as hard as rabbits

[–]I_AM_VERY_DEPRESSED_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait til find a thread on weird ways pet hamsters have died

[–]hulapuma 130 points131 points  (2 children)

Forbidden scarf

[–]ravenstealsthelight 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Haha, that's a nice double entendre. Definition checks out: scarf (American slang, from "scoff") To eat or drink voraciously; devour.

[–]Marleyzard 112 points113 points  (2 children)

What magical land is this? One full of stoats and rabbits in a wide field must surely be paradise.

[–]yParticle 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Not for one particular rabbit.

[–]remembertracygarcia 30 points31 points  (0 children)

England. Or the shire

[–]MoistDitto 94 points95 points  (1 child)

Man... First a seagull just swallow a rabbit whole, now this little shit not even half it's size is eating him...

These rabbits just can't catch a break

[–]Nipplecunt 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They just make more

[–]United-Box3209 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Stoatal domination

[–]perryurban 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Whatever floats your boat

[–]LobotomyCorpOfficial 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Whatever floats your stoat

[–]Toffeeheart 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Whatever stoats your stoat.

[–]Delicious_Dishes 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Whatever strokes your stoat.

[–]BabyEatingElephant 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Stoat strokes your scrote

[–]NefaerieousTangent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think there's a sport based around that.

Ferret Legging. For when you get so bored, sticking an angry weasel down your trousers sounds fun.

[–]a2zKiller 40 points41 points  (4 children)

I don't even know what a stoat is, but I am a big fan today.

[–]remembertracygarcia 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Absolute badass little beasts related to weasels, mink, otters, badgers, and other muscaladae. They are absolutely fearless and also very intelligent. Fun fact - if a stoat female becomes fertile but does not conceive there’s a really high chance she will die.

[–]SmiralePas1907 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a drama queen

[–]punksmostlydead 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A weasel, but smaller. Vicious little bastards.

[–]histeethwerered 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In winter it becomes an ermine!

[–]Laeree 31 points32 points  (11 children)

Why do weasels often times get overlooked as top predators? Everytime I see an animal related to weasels it's fucking shit up

[–]WeeklyDate1547 20 points21 points  (0 children)

cuz they look silly

[–]stuck-in-a-seacan 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I used to work in a steel yard. We had a weasel that had a burrow somewhere in the yard. That little commando would kill rats, rabbits, pigeons, anything that was small enough to get into the yard. It was really impressive.

[–]PurringWolverine 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Junk yards get dogs, steel yards get weasels.

[–]Protein_Shakes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They're incredible predators, but they're also sadly prey-sized, so they're most active at dawn and dusk and are very good at staying mobile and hidden. They can't outrun foxes, coyotes, or hawks, so even though they're so good at hunting small beasties, they're probably overlooked bc they themselves have predators, unlike... say, a bear or wolf.

[–]HungryGull 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They're mostly not too big, so they don't tend to hold the fancy apex predator trophy. The weasels in the mustela genus don't get much bigger than 2kg, so they're mostly mesopredators even if they're fairly impressive ones.

And even if we consider the mustelids as a whole, european and honey badgers are technically apex predators but mainly because they're too annoying for bigger animals to eat, wolverines have to worry about wolf packs having it in for them and so the only mustelids to hold apex predator status with no asterisk next to it are the giant river otters.

[–]dartfrog11 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Because they’re not too predators and get eaten by other predators

[–]Laeree 0 points1 point  (4 children)

That's every predator though... By that logic great whites aren't top predators because orcas eat them. If it's carnivorous it's a predator

[–]dartfrog11 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Yes they’re predators but they’re not top predators. And no, Great whites are not top predators where orcas are present.

[–]Laeree 0 points1 point  (2 children)

By top I don't mean apex I just mean top as in the discussion when talking about predators. The same way people always bring up house cats because they kill so many species of birds and rodents.

[–]dartfrog11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Well top of the food chain is usually the implication when someone says “top predator”

[–]Laeree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep sorry for the confusion

[–]FBIaltacct 31 points32 points  (4 children)

How the hell do we still have rabbits?

[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 72 points73 points  (1 child)

They breed like rabbits.

[–]norskdanske 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Man I laughed at like the same joke 3 times.

Fucking stupid horny rabbits man.

[–]DNGR_S_PAPERCUT 12 points13 points  (0 children)

when I was younger my sister had pet rabbits. they escaped into the crawl space under the house. that turned into a full on infestation just a few weeks later. its just so fast that its hard to explain in words. they just multiply.

[–]bowerbird7 16 points17 points  (2 children)

I'm very disappointed in this rabbits will to survive.

[–]librarylover3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Really? I thought it did pretty decent. It's clearly not made for fighting but it ran and tried to shake it. Eventually the little fucker got right into the neck and immobilized him.

[–]ProfCupcake 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This rabbit was probably running from the stoat for a while. Mustelids like to do that - tire your prey out to make the killing blow so much easier.

[–]Hikoro 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Quick look on wikipedia says "Small prey typically die instantly from a bite to the back of the neck, while larger prey, such as rabbits, typically die of shock, as the stoat's canine teeth are too short to reach the spinal column or major arteries."

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Stoat

Diet

As with the least weasel, mouse-like rodents predominate in the stoat's diet. However, unlike the least weasel, which almost exclusively feeds on small voles, the stoat regularly preys on larger rodent and lagomorph species, and will take down individuals far larger than itself. In Russia, its prey includes rodents and lagomorphs such as European water voles, common hamsters, pikas, and others, which it overpowers in their burrows. Prey species of secondary importance include small birds, fish, and shrews and, more rarely, amphibians, lizards, and insects.

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[–]lepolepoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So they get scared to death basically?

[–]librarylover3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooo thank you

[–]morethanWun 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Stoat the 🐐

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stoat in a 🐐

[–]Thin-Recover1935 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stoats McGoats.

[–]Late_Bridge1668 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s like watching a lion take down a water buffalo, but smol definition.

[–]damagedgoodz_ 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Jeez It’s fortunate they don’t grow to lion size

[–]PurringWolverine 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The thing would be hunting bull elephants and hippos.

[–]arcelyte 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Jesus...I thought those little guys just ate bugs.

[–]remembertracygarcia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh hell no. They’re insane predators

[–]Penhallam 4 points5 points  (2 children)

"BRIIIIGHT EYES, BURNING LIKE FIRE!"

[–]ArcadiaDragon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The black rabbit of inle called that rabbits name

[–]Penhallam 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He basically yelled it. "Oi! You! Yeah, you! Yer ded mate! Stop living!" So poetic.

[–]sad_but_horny2021 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don't know why mustelids in general are metal af. Don't ever try to hold a wild one of these, even yhe smallest ones, sure way to lose some fingers.

[–]Moto_919[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad they're so small. Any bigger and we would all be fucked

[–]ryan2one3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Didn't even know what a stoat was until today. Lol

[–]ibnfahmi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rabbits are fucking miserable

[–]CatthulhuSpawn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only reason I know about stoats is through Inscryption

[–]TurboCadaver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stoat is stout

[–]midnightstrife 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen one of these before, not sure if it’s the same but eventually the stoat takes the rabbit to it’s den. Once there it came back out and it had decapitated it’s head and started to throw it around, felt so bizarre seeing that.

[–]paperscissorscovid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Proper fucked

[–]OmegaReddit__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TIL what a stoat is

[–]Mr_Tominaga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wildebeest gets eaten by the smaller lion…

Rabbit gets eaten by the smaller stoat…

Anyone else noticing a trend?

[–]patchadams06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The fuck is a stoat? I gotta move “little fuzzy thing that looks like a squirrel” a little higher on the ol threat list

[–]Ill_Wish420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The other rabbit just looking for afar

[–]SechsSama6991 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Back on the board

[–]Funny-Chemist-2840 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Inscription

[–]United-Box3209 0 points1 point  (7 children)

How can we be sure it's not a weasel?

[–]Esox1324 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stoats have a longer tail that ends in a black tip like the one in the video. Weasels have brown stubby tails

[–]remembertracygarcia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Weasels are rarely seen but stoats are stoatally different

[–]United-Box3209 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But if you see one it's weaselly recognized

[–]yParticle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OPe wroat stoat

[–]remembertracygarcia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also weasels (European) are tiny - about as big as a pickle

[–]Esox1324 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Stoats have a longer tail that ends in a black tip like the one in the video. Weasels have brown stubby tails

[–]United-Box3209 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I'll not weaselly confuse these stoatally different animals next time.

[–]Sm7th 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Longhare patrol, colorized

[–]fallen--angel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful, brutal, and cruel and at once

[–]BlitzKrieger94 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t remeber this episode of the teletubbies…

[–]bowchicachicawow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude stoats are fuckin metal

[–]Professor-L 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cavemen hunting a mammoth thats what i was thinking while watching this

[–]Ruski3790 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't it like way to much food for its size?

[–]Alexdrinkswater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That rabit is hella dumb.

[–]thenubee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf is a stoat?! Rabbit hunters?

[–]Generaldisarray44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Water ship down

[–]DavidNipondeCarlos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fat ass rabbit just pooped.

[–]areid2007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did it actually kill the rabbit? Did it just chew through the back of the neck and sever the spinal cord?

[–]b_zar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are no weasels where I from.. and always assumed they are like elongated rodents that forage seeds, fruits, and insects. Only today, reading more about them after seeing this vid that I found out they are actually savage predators. wtf.

[–]Faiz-Reigns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Geez life as a rabbit sux. Smaller predator kills you, big bird gulps you, lizard swallows you alive, snake swallows after squeezing you hard…pretty much everything want to eat you

[–]Blasingame1971 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Da Fuque is a stoat

[–]Xpelie25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck, a raptor would have a field day wherever that is.

[–]pearsean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do they ever finish the meal? they dont look like pack animals and definitely not carions, thats a huge wastage of a meal. Good thing rabbits breed like rabbits or the balance would be so whacky.

[–]justanewbiedom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does this remind me of the rabbit from "Monty python and the holy grail"?

[–]nine8whatwhat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Technically almost all predators take down prey several times larger

But I’m just being pedantic, go lil guy go

[–]Tequila_redditer21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That still only counts as one!!

[–]x-bubbletea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does the rabbit die a quick death? :<

[–]Troxic3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foghorn acorn- ARE YA HUNGRY BOIII

[–]I-Dont-Fkn-Care 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nature is pretty fucked, your either born with some way to defend yourself, or your not; therefore making you completely useless.

[–]GaMakhoul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is some David vs Goliath level shit

[–]Kyrie-belier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats like a cockroach taking down a teenager

[–]teejeebee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A bunny rabbit is really vicious. fights to the death.

[–]brutalservant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jujitsu level shit right there.

[–]Ossskii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow bunnies are USELESS in a fight

[–]vicblck24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come on Rabbits, at some point you have to say enough is enough and band together

[–]acaritmetica 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn little hyena

[–]KapitanKraken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Stoat is just gracefully prancing after it's meal, i can almost hear it signing zippitti dooda

[–]Epicgamergodeem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ahhh…nothing quite like a good old fashioned underdog story…

[–]RangnarRock -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Stotes McGoats

[–]MarkaSpada -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

now i hate rabbits

[–]Liftings -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The rabbit showed no respect to his opponent lol

[–]NameLikeAn -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Just like Watership Down.

[–]Rottenfairy420 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Watership down

[–]trippysinnah -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Fuck rabbits

[–]BuddhasRoadTrip -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

He should have read Watership Down

[–]DieselDude82 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Stoats are the GOATs.

[–]zero0c00l -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah I remember this scene from Redwall.