What Eats A Rabbit?


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Rabbits or, colloquially, bunnies are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami _shima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
There are many animals which prey on rabbits both in the wild and in captivity. Rabbits are prey animals and are therefore constantly aware of their surroundings. For instances, in Mediterranean Europe, rabbits are the main prey of red foxes, badgers, and Iberian lynxes. If confronted by a potential threat, a rabbit may freeze and observe, then warn others in the warren with powerful thumps on the ground. Rabbits have a remarkably wide field of vision, and a good deal of it is devoted to overhead scanning. They survive predation by burrowing, hopping away in a zig- zag motion, and, if captured, delivering powerful kicks with their hind legs. Their strong teeth allow them to eat and to bite in order to escape a struggle.
However one of the main predators of rabbits are humans. Rabbit is still sold in UK butchers and markets, although they are not sold as fresh meat in supermarkets some do have frozen rabbit meat. At farmers markets and the famous Borough Market in London, rabbits will be displayed dead and hanging un-butchered in the traditional style next to braces of pheasant and other small game. Rabbit meat was once commonly sold in Sydney, Australia, the sellers of which giving the name to the rugby league team the South Sydney Rabbitohs, but quickly became unpopular after the disease myxomatosis was introduced in an attempt to wipe out the feral rabbit population.
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A coyote
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You mean like a carnivore? If yes then:
Owls, snakes, (maybe cats/dogs),(bears?), eagles  etc
you know wild carnivorous animals :P hope it helped
(birds/animals of PREY) :O)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Various types of birds of prey, canines (wolves etc.), felines (lynx etc.), snakes, weasels (mongooses etc.) eat rabbits. Rabbits are prey fora lot of predators.
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Pretty much, everything. It is possible that a rabbit's sole purpose in life is to make or become food for other creatures.

Another interesting scientific fact is that rabbits taste better than you think they will.
Julie Woods Profile
Julie Woods answered
Coyotes, wolves, and other predators...and humans.  It depends on where you live and what kind of predators are in your area.
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Arun Raj answered
Rabbits have many predators. Almost all the carnivores like tigers, lions, hyenas, wolves etc feed on the rabbit. However the rabbit is swift enough to run on its heels and escape its predator at the slightest suspicion. It just slips in the closest burrow with powerful kick from its hind legs. Rabbits live in a society or a group with the dominant female rabbit (foe) fighting with others for the best place in the burrow, where the young ones can be at their safest best from the predators.

When a rabbit senses a threat from a predator, it gives a warning cry by banging the ground with both the hind feet before sprinting away. As it makes its escape, it lifts its white tail like a flag in an effort to discourage the predator and warn others.
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Hawks eat rabbits you retards
thanked the writer.
selena vasquez
selena vasquez commented
We are not a retards you know and not just hawks there could be wolves bears coyotes people foxes and mostly every thing as people here said.

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