Hello folks who wonder if browsing on the internet is like going drinking during college since you know where you start but you always end up in the most unexpected places,

Who doesn't want to live in a fantasy world?
A world where you can travel to any place, sit-down at any restaurant and have a nice dinner, a world where you can hug friends and a world where you can cough without people thinking you are the illegitimate child of Satan.
Wait, that was the same world we were living 4 months ago.
Yeah, but that world was nowhere near perfect since that world did not have nurses dancing on TikTok and Tiger King was not released yet.

We all want to escape reality be it by binge-watching on Netflix, reading a novel or watching youtube videos of making oreos at home. Hence I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled into Mr. Rabbit during a recent bike ride.


So I asked Mr. Rabbit(from Alice in Wonderland fame) to take me down the rabbit hole, since I wanted to take selfies with the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire cat.
But despite all my enthusiasm, this rabbit did not budge when I approached it. Then it struck me, what if this is the case of mistaken identity, but then if this is a wild rabbit, isn't it supposed to run away from me?

Below is the rabbit freezing in its tracks despite me standing a mere 3 feet from it.


You see, all animals will choose any one of the fight, flight or freeze responses when faced with danger. Humans have an additional one, i.e. bitching about it on social media after the threat is over.
This Desert Cottontail rabbit chose the freeze response where it will stop in its tracks; barely moving, hoping the predator or threat won't see anything moving and move along. This is the same response deer will display when they will stare at your car headlights when you are driving at night. The freeze option is usually not the final option, it is an option it uses to buy more time, since it is calculating if it wants to fight or flight if the threat gets any closer.

Desert Cottontail rabbits are called "cottontails" because their tails remind people of cotton balls.
Below is that rabbit ultimately choosing the flight response and running away when I inch closer to ask it for Alice's phone number.


Further down the road, I stumbled into another rabbit i.e. the Black-Tailed Jackrabbit. So when I asked it for directions for the rabbit hole, it simply said "Sorry I got no change!" and scooted off.
This one chose the flight response right away since it has been using public transportation for far too long and is always surrounded by crazies.


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