Photo: Leaping Bunnies Take Over the Track!

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updated 04/29/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 04/29/2011 AT 4:30 PM ET

Hopping hurdles - that’s one long-jumping rabbit!

This adorably athletic bunny is just one of many hares who are being trained to leap over hurdles at Berlin’s Thuringer Kaninchen Sports Club.

Rabbit show jumping, like equestrian show jumping or dog agility, is popular among rabbit owners, especially in Europe. The domestic rabbits train to jump fences – we can only hope their neighbors’ vegetable gardens are well-protected!

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