Free, yes. They were free to do what is natural to them: RUN. But the hazard was unfamiliar to their "will" to survive.
Very good subject!!!
Also, we humans can reorder and rearrange our thoughtlife, behaviors and even our reactions, due to high level training, like the Martial arts or any sport. Mental reactions can be resolved by mindfulness and calculating practices. All free will.
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