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Rear-end protection

> From: "King, Norm" <nking.ucs@smtp.usi.edu>
> Some animals on the run will wedge themselves head-first into 
> semi-enclosed spaces, exposing only their rear ends, and kick to defend 
> themselves.  This is partly because the hindquarters can take a lot of 
> punishment without suffering a disabling injury [I neglected to ask Ron 
> what animals this is].

Rabbits apparently block themselves in their burrows like this to stop ferrets, 
stoats etc from getting to their throat. They are said to sometimes suffer 
terrible damage.