Did you guys do any driving at night on the fast parts of the road coming in?
Kelly and I hit a bunch of rabbits running into the middle of the road as we driving from St. George to our first camp spot. If I remember correctly Kelly had 4-5 confirmed kills (Kelly to confirm, he was driving point). I finished off two that he grazed and one or two of my own. I have never seen that many rabbits. Wish we would have taken some video of how many there were.
Rabbit observation: They would run into the road as we approached, most of the time they would cross the road completely and then suddenly turn around and then attempt to run back across. The Theory.....they get spoked as they see headlights coming and start the run across the road, as they cross the road and pass the second headlight their shadow becomes pronounced on the opposite side of us. Their own shadow scares them and they turn and run the opposite direction back into the middle of the road.
Thinking their own shadow propels them to their deaths.
It seemed to happen almost every time like this.
I am preparing for the various replies on this one.....