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'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)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Geezum crow give the lady her rabbit back.
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 2 years ago
Good effort, El.  Personally, I would've gone with "Bunglary".  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Cookie Monster 2 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 2 years ago
That's one big rabbit stew. (and a nice pair of slippers)
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
 
Comment icon #8 Posted by ted hughes 2 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 2 years ago
Ace Ventura is on the case, move a long...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Timothy 2 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 2 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 2 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.


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