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Why Do Bunnies Freeze In Headlights ?
« on: 15/04/2008 16:56:10 »
Dear Peeps Of International Klevernuss,

*Gosh, I wonder what the total IQ rating of all the peeps on this site are......even with my almighty deficit.....it still must be quite high)


See Jemima and Tarquin here ?



Nice eh ?......................shame !...five seconds later they became rabbit stew because they were transfixed by these :




Oh well....Nice stew though !



So, Why are bunnies hypnotized by headlights ?....I suppose this applies to other road crossing sub-human species too !.......even Jimbob !...







 

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Why Do Bunnies Freeze In Headlights ?
« Reply #1 on: 18/06/2008 20:03:18 »
Bunnies, being herbivores, and therefore prey animals, don't have very good depth perception.  Their eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they can survey an almost complete hemisphere around them for threats, but they don't see in stereo and can't triangulate distance.  At the same time, a bright light will cause the pupil of the eye that sees it to contract, with the result that Bugs can't see any background to put the light in context.  It's probably only when it starts to hear the car that it registers any danger.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/06/2008 21:16:56 »
Bunnies, being herbivores, and therefore prey animals, don't have very good depth perception.  Their eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they can survey an almost complete hemisphere around them for threats, but they don't see in stereo and can't triangulate distance.  At the same time, a bright light will cause the pupil of the eye that sees it to contract, with the result that Bugs can't see any background to put the light in context.  It's probably only when it starts to hear the car that it registers any danger.

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