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Who doesn’t love a good underdog story?
Hawk vs. hare isn’t typically a fair fight——at least most of the time. But the scrappy hare in today’s video holds his own against an encroaching raptor, earning our respect in the process.
Rumor has it that the rabbit worked with legendary boxing trainer Teddy Atlas. The training regimen seems to have paid off as the bird-of-prey can’t break through the critter’s competent guard.
Check out the fight:
The hare’s classic counter-punching strategy keeps the bird at bay——for now, at least.
In all seriousness, the hare is likely defending her nearby burrow. We’ve been told that it’s common for birds-of-prey to tire out their opponents and swoop in for the kill.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see how it ends. But we can’t help but root for the rabbit.