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Video captures VERY lucky rabbit outrunning an avalanche

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 21:47:40-04

Prepare to keep your eye on the bunny.

What bunny? The one that got so frightened by a snowboarder that it hopped right into an avalanche.

Technically it’s probably a hare, not a rabbit, but who’s splitting hairs when it’s the kind of death defying situation Bugs Bunny usually finds himself in.

The camera was following a snowboarder for a promotional movie being shot in Russia by an adventure tourism company called Helipro.

The snowboarder triggered the avalanche, but the bunny ended up riding it like rapids – submerging then resurfacing.

Helipro put the video to music and the bunny’s fight for survival went viral.

While they were shooting, the moviemakers were focused on the danger of the avalanche. They didn’t fully appreciate what they’d captured until they looked back at their footage later.

When they finally saw it, producer Max Ballakhovski says they started rooting for the rabbit.

“C’mon, c’mon, stay up top, stay, run continue run.”

The bunny perfectly illustrated advice humans get for surviving:

– Move to the side of the avalanche.

– Start swimming.

– Try to stay afloat by kicking your feet and thrashing your arms in a swimming motion.