Man is an intelligent species who travel by horse and hrududu. They are considered Elil by the rabbits, and the most dangerous of them all. They also burn white sticks (cigarettes) in their mouths for enjoyment. They hunt, and kill other Elil and rabbits with their Thundersticks (guns) They are notable for destroying the Sandleford Warren. Most men are evil in the novel, but a few ones, like Lucy, will try to help and take care of the rabbits.
Man also has the unique abillity to tame other Elil, like the cat and the dog, and make them his loyal servants. Most rabbits wonder how the men accomplished such a task. Every other being (Elil too) fear the latter, and try to keep themselves away from them. Despite the generally feared nature of Man among the rabbits, there is one tale told by El-ahrairah where Man is honored. There was a time many years ago when a great flood killed almost all life in the world, but a man built a hutch which rose above those great waters, and he took every type of animal he could find, ensuring their survival until the great deluge ended.