humor, Uncategorized, wildlife

Not Quite the Tortoise and the Hare

In keeping with yesterday’s theme of amazing wildlife videos, here’s another.

For those of you that don’t know, this is a marten chasing down a rabbit.  Martens are members of the weasel family.  Martens are about two feet long from nose to bushy tail, but the tail is about 1/3 of that length.  They live in forests and wooded areas and feed on squirrels, chipmunks, mice, birds, bird eggs, insects, fish and other aquatic critters.  They are ferocious, opportunistic little buggers, as evidenced by the video.  But I had no idea martens could run like that.  I’ve watched the video several times and I’m still amazed.  Nature is brutal, but beautiful and amazing at the same time.

Slow and steady may win the race, but the quick and the relentless eat hassenfeffer for supper.

Teresa

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