A Swedish rabbit has hopped into the hearts of YouTube viewers worldwide courtesy of a video displaying his impressive sheep-herding skills.
The five-year old pet bunny from the small village of Kal in northern Sweden shot to online fame last week, garnering more than 700,000 YouTube hits, after a clip of him chasing after sheep surfaced on a blog, The Associated Press reported.
The video dating back to June shows a persistent Champis running back and forth on the farm, trying to keep Nils-Erik and Greta Vigren’s sheep together.
Dan Westman, a sheepdog breeder who shot and posted the video, said his friends' bunny does a better job than most dogs.
“It’s really incredible, it’s a herding rabbit,” he said. “He rounds them up, and if they get close to escaping through the gate he sometimes stops them."
Westman told the AP the beige-colored bunny seems to have learned the sheep-herding ropes on his own.
"He's probably picked some of it up from watching the dogs, I mean he's doing what they do, but then again, he's a bit of a boss out there and lives with the other animals so maybe he just wants to keep them together," Westman said.