When I was a kid my mother's brother had a cat with rather odd body. It was strong and muscular in the front and had a very lean and longlegged rear. He told us kids that the cat can run down a wild rabbit, kill it and even eat it. Then again, he loved to tell imaginative stories, so I always thought it was one of those wild stories. To the child that I was, a cat is a cute furry pet, not a hare-hunting predator. I had my ideals :)
However, all these years his story stays alive in my memory because of how that cat looked like. It was clearly a special cat. And now, just recently, I read another story in Facebook about a cat who can run down a wild rabbit and kill it. This time there's no mention about the cat eating the rabbit. We don't have those cute and slow bunnies living in the wild here in Finland, but these stories are about hunting the wild real rabbits running in the fields and forests. Is it possible for a cat to catch such a rabbit and kill it?