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Old 12-08-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
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yes, it was all over the news yesterday. I hope he's going to get some $$$ for that - he is a true hero - I am sure he is getting invited to lots of tv stations.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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No he's actually getting trashed by wildlife grps as they say the rabbit could have dug a hole and survived...

But I understand his acts, I could not watch a rabbit get burned for anything.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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all's well that ends well, but he's lucky that it wasn't the The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog...the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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No he's actually getting trashed by wildlife grps as they say the rabbit could have dug a hole and survived...

But I understand his acts, I could not watch a rabbit get burned for anything.
I think it was a little too late for that rabbit to dig a hole. He was obviously confused and scared, stuck between the flames and the highway with no where else to go.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Kudos to that young man for taking the time to rescue a terrified animal from fire. He did the conscientious and right thing for the circumstances.

I hope he doesn't take the trashing from the wildlife groups peanut galleries to heart because they don't know what they're talking about.

I don't have a beef with most wildlife groups who are based in knowledge and reality but sometimes the armchair wildlife groups are clueless about reality. Any people trashing the rabbit rescuer and saying the rabbit could have dug a hole - well, they obviously weren't there and they don't know much about reality or rabbits or the condition of the terrain. They didn't ask themselves if it would be possible for a panicked rabbit flanked by racing fire on all sides to quickly dig a hole through a hard packed hot gravel shoulder at the side of a paved road (it can't) and they're too thoughtless and impractical to think about the reality of something like that.

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Old 12-08-2017, 10:00 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It is not that it could have dug a hole, it had a hole. They all have holes. They live in holes. Small mammals survive horrendous wildfires all the time.

I feel sorry for all its babies that were safe in the warren who will now die becaue their mother was taken away by someone that watched Bambi too many times and wanted a cool video to put on social media.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:58 PM
 
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It is not that it could have dug a hole, it had a hole. They all have holes. They live in holes. Small mammals survive horrendous wildfires all the time.

I feel sorry for all its babies that were safe in the warren who will now die becaue their mother was taken away by someone that watched Bambi too many times and wanted a cool video to put on social media.
When you really stop to think about it, what's with the cameraman? I'm as big an animal lover as anyone could be, but this one seems a bit staged. Who stops to film someone chasing and catching a bunny just inches from fire on all sides? Nobody I know.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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It is not that it could have dug a hole, it had a hole. They all have holes. They live in holes. Small mammals survive horrendous wildfires all the time.

I feel sorry for all its babies that were safe in the warren who will now die becaue their mother was taken away by someone that watched Bambi too many times and wanted a cool video to put on social media.
This is untrue. Rabbits do not breed at this time of the year. That's why this is the hunting season for rabbits. The season ends the last Sunday in January. The longer days will stimulate estrus.

Austen Henry Layardwww.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.aspx#307
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:59 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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It is not that it could have dug a hole, it had a hole. They all have holes. They live in holes. Small mammals survive horrendous wildfires all the time.

I feel sorry for all its babies that were safe in the warren who will now die becaue their mother was taken away by someone that watched Bambi too many times and wanted a cool video to put on social media.

See, you just set an example of someone making an assumption. As mentioned above, they don't breed at this time of year so it didn't have any babies in a hole. If the fire was during breeding season and the rabbit had babies in a hole then why would the rabbit have been out of its warren running around in a panic during a fire anyway instead of being underground protecting it's babies?

Not trying to rag on you (because I like you and I like most of your posts) but where did you get the information that small mammals survive horrendous wildfires all the time? It's been my experience during wildfires that all animals of all sizes try desperately to escape from fires, including small tunnelers because many warrens don't go deep enough to protect them.

Are you a fire fighter who deals with wildfires in wilderness places and have direct experience with small mammals in those fires? If you're a wildfire fighter then you must know that intense fires can scorch the earth to a considerable depth and melt it or turn it to ashes, or that fires can burn underground and smoulder quite deep down (sometimes smouldering there for months or even years), or that oxygen gets sucked out of tunnels in the ground due to intense heat above ground and that asphyxiating smoke can get sucked down into holes in the ground. Going underground can be just as much of a death sentence as being above ground for any living thing in the paths of fires and floods.


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