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Danish Rabbit Hopping Championship!

This video made me incredibly happy. Look at these guys go! Of course I knew that rabbits can jump, but I had no idea that they can do it so high, so long, and with so much grace. I wonder if Hank could do that. Maybe if he were Danish.

Thank you, Evan!

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25 Comments

  • Reply Jeannine Small &Chic August 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Oh my goodness, that’s hilarious! i love it!!!

  • Reply TERI REES WANG August 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Aah, I think I might need to get …yet another little bunny.

    Cheers!

  • Reply brieanne August 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    ha! i love this…it makes me miss my old bunny. also, it makes me want to enter my ridiculous jumping cat in some sort of contest (although i wouldn’t because he would hate it). thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Rachel B August 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Insane! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply the brick house August 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    this is a thing? i never knew. they jump so far.

    i need a rabbit leash.

  • Reply Dan August 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Squeeeeeee what impressive little bunnehs!

    I really like what happens at 1:13, where he stops just short of the jump so she moves him back a couple feet and then he’s like, “aw, alright, I knew that” and finishes like a champ.

  • Reply Ericka August 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    You know, I’m not sure why, but I think I love it best when they stop right before a jump…”nah, I changed my mind. I don’t want to.” And I was kinda touched by the trainer that was comforting (?) the most likely spooked bunny that got “stage fright.”

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) August 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Love how they give them a little pep talk before the jump. Too cute!

  • Reply Gaelle August 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Was she just whispering some words to that rabbit so he could make it?
    That is soo funny!

  • Reply wondergal August 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    awesome.
    i think you won a Ampersand from http://hindsvik.com/

  • Reply Ehalvey August 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Love it, love the coaching, so cute!

  • Reply Anna at D16 August 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    @wondergal: I know! I’m so excited. 🙂

  • Reply Jaime / Design Milk August 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Oh you are SO getting a bunny in the near future. I can feel it! 🙂

  • Reply Jill August 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    LMFAO. Okay, yes, the bunnies are impressive. BUT. My favorite part has got to be the hilarious (unintentional?) disparity between how loud the applause is in the video, and the fact that they can’t even fill the first row of the event ‘arena.’ 😀

  • Reply mary August 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    It’s official. We’ve reached the end of the Internet.

  • Reply Josephine August 19, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I can’t say how this made my heart happy!

  • Reply Rachel August 19, 2010 at 2:14 am

    This is impressive & super squee! Though I’d love to see if one of those trainers could handle my surly diva bunny. I have a feeling she would disapprove of jumping over anything that didn’t involve her getting food!

  • Reply April August 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Oh my goodness. I could not stop laughing and smiling!

  • Reply Suzen Larsen King August 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Awww….this is the cutest! And leave it to the Danes (not that I’m predjudiced at all.) I miss the Hankster! No sightings, huh?

  • Reply Amy August 20, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I wish this came in a slow-motion format with closeups. Especially with the long jump. =)

  • Reply jodi August 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    i LOVE it!!

  • Reply Sarah August 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Now this is something I didn’t expect from the “Daneland”.

  • Reply Michelle August 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I watched this, and I was struck by the fact that I never thought of having a bunny as a pet, or of training it to jump around. SOO cute, and did you hear that clicking noise they were making, to communicate to mr and mrs bunny? Coooool

  • Reply BUNNYCRUSH August 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    http://bunnycrush.tumblr.com/

  • Reply Rosa, Copenhagen August 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    “”Now this is something I didn’t expect from the “Daneland””

    HAHA – well there’s more to us than first meets the eye 😉
    We organise championships in Flee Hopping, Mouse and Rat Racing and I personally enjoy watching the Wife Carrying Race here in Copenhagen every year.
    We are definately a pet- and wife caring/competing nation ;-))

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