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Old 04-17-06, 10:17 AM
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GIANT Rabbit! :eek:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/giantrabbit.asp



Claim: Photograph shows a 17-lb., 3-foot German Giant rabbit.

Status: True.

Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]

Now THATíS an Easter bunny

He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet. He is a breed of rabbit called German giant (how appropriate!). This is his owner, Hans Wagner, struggling to hold him up. From the NY Post article:

Wagner said, "We don't feed him an unusual diet. 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."

LOOK AT THOSE FEET!


Origins: The above-displayed photograph and accompanying information were taken from a 3 February 2006 New York Post article. The critter pictured is Herman, a German Giant hare belonging to German breeder Hans Wagner. The extraordinarily large hare weighs 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 Wagnerís 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, heís really a gentle character ó a gentle giant."



I want one of them! It seems that Snopes doesn't let you link to their photos anymore, so I uploaded it to ImageShack.

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You ever see a normal rabbit turd and how much they poop? I wonder what that thing does.... .and yes that may be the cutest rabbit in the world
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Haasenpfeffer!

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Are you sure that guy's not midget?
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One, you've been here seven years and still don't know that you can't put smilies in thread titles?

Two, that's a hare, not a rabbit.




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Originally Posted by Numanoid
One, you've been here seven years and still don't know that you can't put smilies in thread titles?

Two, that's a hare, not a rabbit.




who are you talking to?
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I want to see that thing actually hop around.
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Imagine the good luck you'd have with one of those colossal feet on your keychain.
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Originally Posted by TheNightFlier
I want to see that thing actually hop around.

me too.. video has got to be floating around
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
who are you talking to?
Not you, Sherlock.
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That may be the cutest thing I have ever seen.
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i think giant pussies should be moved to adult talk
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
One, you've been here seven years and still don't know that you can't put smilies in thread titles?

Two, that's a hare, not a rabbit.





Hare Smare!

And yes I know about the smilies, but I wanted to get a point across!

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The Teletubbies show uses some enormous breed of hare. The costumes the adult performers wear, with large heads to give them proportions more like children, are 8-10 feet tall (including antennae), so they use the big bunnies to make them look smaller.


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He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet.
does this NOT make any sense to anyone else? i have a cat that weighs nearly 22 lbs, and he's much, MUCH smaller than that pic/3 feet..
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Originally Posted by mkdevo
does this NOT make any sense to anyone else? i have a cat that weighs nearly 22 lbs, and he's much, MUCH smaller than that pic/3 feet..
Maybe it's mostly hare!

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Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike




Haasenpfeffer!



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Originally Posted by mkdevo
does this NOT make any sense to anyone else? i have a cat that weighs nearly 22 lbs, and he's much, MUCH smaller than that pic/3 feet..

Cats have more muscle mass. Muscle weighs more than hare.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
Cats have more muscle mass. Muscle weighs more than hare.

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Originally Posted by obscurelabel
The Teletubbies show uses some enormous breed of hare. The costumes the adult performers wear, with large heads to give them proportions more like children, are 8-10 feet tall (including antennae), so they use the big bunnies to make them look smaller.

The hell? Is Rob Lowe that hard up for work these days?
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My god...think of the giant Cadbury Eggs we could get from these rabbits!
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Originally Posted by turborobb
He looks so uncomfortable. But it's probably like holding a dog or a cat by the scruff of the neck, it doesn't hurt them.

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