Your experience is not universal. To accuse somebody of being a liar
because they describe something outside your view is rather arrogant. The
world is not necessarily like your back yard, although you are far from
alone in acting as if it was.
Not all rabbits run under all circumstances and then not always in a useful
way. Sometimes they freeze trying to avoid detection. I have walked up to
one and got about 4 paces away before it gave up on trying to pretend it was
a clump of grass and bolted. Since the dog was right next to me this proved
to be a lose-lose situation. I have ridden towards one in the ride-on mower
and it only ran when I got about 6m (20ft) away. I have run over rabbits in
the car as often as wallabies which are the other common road kill here.
Put them in another environment (not a bare lawn with no cover) and they
might behave differently. And you pulling faces at them out the window
probably contributes to their nervousness.
this spring, we caught four by
putting a bucket over them. we
didn't even sneak up on them.
they are not the brightest of creatures.
they often freeze in place making them
quite easy targets. i plinked three of
them in a row (to chase them off) and
each of them sat there unconcerned as
i pumped the air rifle and bonked them
as i stood right out in the open about
20ft away. *pump x 3**pft!**bonk**runaway*. laughed good at that
if i were seriously intent on doing them
in i could have been eating rabbit all season
and most of the shots would have been
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