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'World's largest rabbit' stolen from garden

Posted on Tuesday, 13 April, 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)

Tags: Rabbit, Darius

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats on 13 April, 2021, 0:13
Geezum crow give the lady her rabbit back.
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute on 13 April, 2021, 1:04
Good effort, El.  Personally, I would've gone with "Bunglary".  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Cookie Monster on 13 April, 2021, 4:15
That worlds biggest rabbit is now in the worlds biggest rabbit pie. And boy does he look tasty.
Comment icon #6 Posted by itsnotoutthere on 13 April, 2021, 9:22
That's one big rabbit stew. (and a nice pair of slippers)
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd on 13 April, 2021, 16:37
Comment icon #8 Posted by ted hughes on 13 April, 2021, 20:36
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 on 14 April, 2021, 5:22
Ace Ventura is on the case, move a long...
Comment icon #10 Posted by Timothy on 14 April, 2021, 10:14
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 on 14 April, 2021, 10:35
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 on 14 April, 2021, 10:55
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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