Bunny snatched: Record-holding giant rabbit stolen in UK


London (AP)-- Police say that one of the world’s biggest bunnies has been stolen from its home in central England.

Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton over the weekend, the West Mercia Police Force said. They did not elaborate on why they thought it was a theft instead of an escape.

The force appealed for any information about or sightings of Darius, who is gray-brown and 4 feet 3 inches long at full stretch. He holds the Guinness World Records citation of world’s longest rabbit. Rabbits of his type are known to weigh about 15-20 pounds.

Owner Annette Edwards, a large-rabbit breeder, and model urged the culprit or culprits to return Darius to his home 100 miles northwest of London, saying it was a “very sad day.”

She initially offered a $1,370 dollar reward, but tweeted Tuesday: “Please Please I am so upset Can you bring my Darius back I am putting the reward up to 2,000 pounds ($2,748 dollars).”

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