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WATCH: Utah DWR catches ermine on video snagging a cottontail rabbit for lunchtime

(KUTV) Nature can sometimes be beautiful and sometimes disturbing. The harsh reality of the circle of life and who sits where on the food chain was evident in a video posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on Tuesday.

The video shows a cottontail rabbit in a snow-covered field minding its own business. An ermine bounds from the left and pounces from behind and grabs the white fluffy rabbit for its lunch.

WARNING: The following video may be disturbing to some viewers. Discretion is advised.

The post on Twitter from the DWR states: "Sometimes nature is both cute and brutal. #lunchtime"

If you found yourself asking, "what's an ermine and have I ever seen it in the wild?" Take a look at these photos.



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