Was out running for the last hunt of the Indiana season on Friday. Had this rabbit up and I was waiting by the briar patch he originally came out of. Rabbit swung out and left and my buddy Tim cheated way up the line on him. Tim was about 100 yards from me and fired on the rabbit at about 30 yards. He took his time walking down to where he shot it but got up there and couldn't find the rabbit. He yelled that he must have missed, so I waited by the briar patch. All the sudden I saw one of my males coming back the line along a fence row with the rabbit hanging from his mouth! He brought it all the way to my feet and dropped it right there! I never trained him for this, he never saw another dog do this, and he's never done it before! I've killed probably 100 rabbits over him the last 4 years and he just all of the sudden (last day of the season) decided he knew how to do this! Not only that but we shot another rabbit about an hour later and he did the same exact thing, this time from only about 20 yards! I've seen that sort of thing online and on YouTube, but I thought it was pretty crazy he just did it out of instinct at almost 5 years old! Was planning on selling this dog, but I told my buddy Gary that he must have got wind that he was going to get moved and stepped his game up lol. Shame he decided to do this on the last day of the year but it was pretty cool. Anyways, it was an awesome way to end the year!!! Anybody else seen a dog that old just decide he knew how to retrieve?