Bmblbzzz wrote:Rabbits exhibit similar behaviour. In fact most prey species will run in some sort of zig-zag in order to shake off the threat. Unfortunately what works to escape a dog or similar actively chasing them tends to fail with something that's trying to avoid them.
That makes a lot of sense. Maybe they aren't so daft after all! Hares seem to run and run and run..... No zig-zagging, but they must rely on outrunning the prey. When they take off over a field they are out of sight, and have probably run 1/2 mile!