If you've ever come across a rabbit in the wild, you probably didn't get too close before it swiftly darted away. And that makes sense: the only defense bunnies have against impending predators is to run as fast as their little legs will take them. Rabbits are constantly on the lookout for looming danger—usually. The rabbits on the rabbit-overrun island of Ōkunoshima, however, behave completely differently. Although they are wild, these rabbits don't hesitate to rush up to visitors to this bit of land in the Inland Sea of Japan. Thus its nickname Usagi Jima, which translates to Rabbit Island. Sounds a little too good to be true, right?
How would you like to be dropped off on a remote island in the Pacific that's overrun with wild animals? Sounds a little like Survivor. That is, unless you're talking about Ōkunoshima, in which case you're about to make a lot of new rabbit friends. Score!
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Wild rabbits have no defenses against predators except the ability to run fast. 00:28
The Japanese island Ōkunoshima was used to make poison gas during WWII in secrecy. 01:35
The rabbits on the Japanese island Ōkunoshima have no predators anywhere on the island. 02:39