Watch: Rabbit, crow fight in Alabama wildlife video

Watch: Rabbit, crow fight in Alabama wildlife video
Rabbits look cuddly and sedate -- until they believe their nest is being threatened. (Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Rabbit, run? Not this hare.

And for what it was worth, it was a hairy encounter between an aggressive rabbit and equally feisty crow that was caught on video by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

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The two species rarely fight, particularly in parking lots, but state biologists believe the rabbit had a reason for protecting its turf.

🐇🔪 Mama rabbits will rush and bite at some hungry predators that threaten her babies, but only if that predator cannot also eat HER. That means that she’ll stand tall against this crow, and also attack a snake, but will SPLIT if you or your dog come onto the scene to potentially eat her young. If you find a nest of baby rabbits, leave them alone and keep pets away. Mama will return to care for them sometime closer to nightfall.

Posted by Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division on Thursday, May 21, 2020

“Mama rabbits will rush and bite at some hungry predators that threaten her babies, but only if that predator cannot also eat her,” Alabama wildlife officials wrote in a Facebook post Thursday.

“That means that she’ll stand tall against this crow, and also attack a snake, but will split if you or your dog come onto the scene to potentially eat her young," wildlife officials wrote.“If you find a nest of baby rabbits, leave them alone and keep pets away.”

The video was filmed outside a division office in northern Alabama, AL.com reported.

According to wildlife experts, crows are not considered birds of prey but will eat anything they can find, including bugs and roadkill, AL.com reported.