Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > World of the Bizarre > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

World of the Bizarre

'World's largest rabbit' stolen from garden

By T.K. Randall
April 13, 2021 · Comment icon 12 comments

Darius is a true giant among bunnies. Image Credit: YouTube / Nature on PBS
An enormous record-breaking rabbit has been stolen from its enclosure in Worcestershire, England.
Measuring a whopping 129cm (over 4ft) in length, this enormous rabbit - which was recognized in 2010 by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind - belongs to a breed known as the continental giant rabbit which was originally bred as a source of meat.

Breeder Annette Edwards, who specializes in these rabbits, has produced a string of record-breaking examples over the years and while Darius is getting on a bit now, he is still absolutely enormous.

It isn't surprising, therefore, that she is extremely keen to see this gentle giant returned to her.

"We are appealing for information following the theft of an award-winning rabbit from its home in Stoulton, Worcestershire," said a West Mercia police spokesperson.

"It is believed the continental giant rabbit was stolen from its enclosure in the garden of the property of its owners overnight on Saturday 10 April to 11 April."

According to Edwards, Darius is now "too old to breed" and so will be of limited use to his captors.

She described the incident as a "very sad day."

Source: BBC News | Comments (12)

Other news and articles
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
Geezum crow give the lady her rabbit back.
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 3 years ago
Good effort, El.  Personally, I would've gone with "Bunglary".  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Cookie Monster 3 years ago
That worlds biggest rabbit is now in the worlds biggest rabbit pie. And boy does he look tasty.
Comment icon #6 Posted by itsnotoutthere 3 years ago
That's one big rabbit stew. (and a nice pair of slippers)
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Comment icon #8 Posted by ted hughes 3 years ago
A ransom demand is likely, says pet detective. It is vital to close borders, owner has upped reward to £2k. : Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk | Animals | The Guardian
Comment icon #9 Posted by Aardvark-DK 3 years ago
Ace Ventura is on the case, move a long...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Timothy 3 years ago
Obviously has been chatting online with the Giant Pet Tortoise on the Run After Escaping Kansas Home recently, and they are meeting up somewhere internationally to start a new life together. What do you think @Manwon Lender?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Manwon Lender 3 years ago
I think it is great, the only question I have is if they mate what do you call the offspring. I think we could start a thread and ask for names I have a suggestion we could call it a tordarabtor!  Maybe it would be armored like a Tortoise with the speed and jumping ability of a giant Rabbit. That would be a scary beast, the dam thing could jump up tear peoples throats out!! Peace dude  
Comment icon #12 Posted by ted hughes 3 years ago
As a dog owner (companion!), I have very, very strong feelings about pet theft. But there is something undeniably funny about this story. I do hope the big thumper is back home soon.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News


Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon


For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Recent news and articles