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That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits

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That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« on: September 02, 2018, 07:34:11 PM »
Heard about this on the radio and then had to look it up—

https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/people-politics/napoleons-battle-against-rabbits/

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Re: That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 08:07:50 PM »
Yeah, you'd think they would have known better than to try to hunt tame rabbits.

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Re: That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 08:40:08 PM »
What a crazy story. Hard to believe they united to attack the dude. Hard to believe because I had a domesticated rabbit and its hard to imagine that they would randomly take an unexpected moment of freedom to mount a joint attack on the leader.

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Re: That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
My favorite weird history moment is The Great Emu War
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

Tldr: Australia lost a war against Emus.

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Re: That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 12:32:29 AM »
^^^Emu the Gods would destroy...

I’d heard about the Napoleon/rabbit incident, it was on MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM years ago. Love that show.

Reminds me, the plot to the movie OPERATION FINALE seemed really familiar to me, then i recalled it was a story on DRUNK HISTORY like a month or so ago.

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Re: That time Napoleon was defeated by rabbits
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2018, 08:47:50 AM »
During America's settlement days, two states had a skirmish over land where the only casualty was a donkey.  I forgot exactly where and when this happened.