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    I am 60 now but back when I was around 27 I was fishing a small lake, not sure of the size around 200 acres maybe. It was daylight but very early in morning in the early fall, leaves had begun falling but there were plenty left on the trees. I was fishing a little cul de sac off the main body, maybe 60 ft deep by about 30 to 40 feet wide. When I heard the unmistakable sound of something coming through the leaves on the ground, so I stopped fishing and was trying trying to see what it was. It was a big ole rabbit. When he got to the water he didnít stop but entered the water and started swimming. His intentions were pretty clear by the course he was taking, he was swimming in a half circle so to speak, with designs on hitting the other side of that cul de sac. As I mentioned it wasnít that far. I had ceased to move just watching and then when about 15 to 20 feet away he spied me. He turned and retraced his course but to my surprise when he reached the tall grass growing out from the bank he just floated there, not even trying to return to the bank. I was a bit puzzled but only for a moment, I heard something else coming through the woods and leaves. 2 big black dogs. Not beagles or hounds, canít say for sure what kind they were but they werenít barking, just trailing him. They sniffed around the edge of the water for a bit then lost interest and left. This whole time the rabbit was just floating there in the grass and weeds. Then I got my net and thought Iíll just dip him up, of course that didnít work, when I got anywhere near close enough he swam to the bank and was gone. I grew up in the country and owned beagles and rabbit hunted and had always heard that a rabbit would swim if he could hit the water to lose the dogs but I never thought to witness it.
    Also, several weeks later I was fishing the same body of water and was running the gas motor when I rounded the bend where that cul de sac was. There was a log out in the water, not attached to the bank and on it was sitting a rabbit. The same one? Who knows. I never slowed up, just kept going. I know itís a lot to believe, not sure I would myself had I not witnessed it. But me the rabbit and the good lord know it to be true.
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    That sounds like a coyote trick


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    Neat story!
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    Cool story, love the saying!
    ďBut me the rabbit and the good lord know it to be true.Ē


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    I was fishing a pond out on the range of Eglin AFB in Fla. about 45 years ago. I heard something running behind me through the woods and a deer jumped out and barely missed me. Straight into the water he went. About 15 seconds later a hound came running behind the deer and he went straight in after the deer. The deer made it across, but the hound got confused and came back out by me. He then picked up the same trail he had just followed and left heading where he came from. Was fun to see and I'll never forget it. Did not catch very many fish though that day.
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