Thursday, April 13, 2006

Big-Ass Rabbit.

Get a load of this thing...


The Urban Legends Reference Page identifies it (the e-mail going around with this story) as being true. Read on:

Origins: The above-displayed photograph and accompanying information were taken from a 3 February 2006 New York Post article. The critter pictured is German Giant, an angora hare belonging to German breeder Hans Wagner. The extraordinarily large hare weights 17 lbs., measures 17 inches high on all fours, and stands over three feet tall on his hind legs.

According to the Post article:
To find out how unusual Wagner’s wabbit is, The Post contacted Six Bells Rabbitry in Arvada, Colo.

"That's a huge animal. That's amazing," said breeder Michelle Jones. "In the States, it's hard to get them past 12 to 15 pounds."

How did German Giant get so big?

"I don't feed him an unusual diet," said Wagner. "He goes through more than his brothers and sisters, but he eats the same food mix. His favorite food is actually lettuce. He can never get enough of it."

Herr Hare is unusual in another way, he noted. "Unlike some other rabbits I've had, he’s really a gentle character — a gentle giant."

1 comment:

FAF said...

quite the easter bunny! :-)