It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Amazing Super Rabbit

I have seen the #1 rabbit in America and he is mine.  He lives in the clearcut where I run at least once a week.  He could throw dust on a jackrabbit.  He could throw mud in the face of a big southern swamper.  He could kick snow in the face of the biggest buck hare in the UP.  No rabbit would dare come to his clearcut and even try to run with him.

He's just average size, but he is total dynamite.  He leaps through the air, striding like a thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby.  He never tires.  He seems to love the chase more than the hounds.  He comes out and volunteers for the race.  Every time I run him I swear the dogs are running off game, but then he comes by and flips his cottontail and makes another loop.

Last night he ran for an hour and 20 minutes.  He circled through open woods stretching out the dogs to see who had the speed.  Then, he made a sharp double through thick briars and went straight away to the other side of the clearcut.  He circled twice on the back side over the hill, shot up to the road, the blasted out of hearing back through the woods.  

Chris Hopkins came down to run a while back and the Amazing Super Rabbit rescued our day.  I credited it to picking up a faulty dog, but now I don't think so.  Another night, I was sure it was the conditions.  One night running in the snow I was so pleased with my young dogs.  But really the credit goes to the Amazing Super Rabbit.

You want to know how good this rabbit is?  Every time I run him, he makes me like my dogs!  He makes them look good!  He is the Amazing Super Rabbit and he is mine.


  1. This is Paul BUNYON you are talking to.

  2. Welcome Paul. Thank you from taking time away from cutting down trees to visit the site.