Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Darius

Reader Patricia sent us this link to a story about Darius, a "Continental Giant" rabbit who's 4'4" long and weighs 49 pounds. 




Quoth the Daily Mail:

Meet the world's biggest Easter bunny, Darius the enormous Continental Giant, who weighs a whopping three-and-a-half stone and is 4ft 4in.
Darius, aged three, munches through an incredible 12 carrots a day to keep up his strength and fuel his amazing growth spurt.
He already held the title of world's biggest rabbit but has now smashed his own record after vets measured him a month ago and realised he had had grown another inch.

That's a big rabbit.

24 comments:

J. said...

I first read about Darius two years ago. Wonder how big his harness is. ;-)

Marissa Doyle said...

God heavens. It's a good thing that disapproval isn't necessarily a function of size, or a ten-mile radius around Darius (the Great)'s home would be uninhabitable by the stupid hoomins who are there to minister to His Majesty.

And oh, what a belly to snorgle! .

brandi b said...

LMAO @ harness...
NO FAIR, GOD! I am 4'10"!
Darius and Juicy should hook up and have a baby, then set it loose in downtown Tokyo.

OHHHH Noooooo, There goes Tokyo!
Go Go Bunzilla
Wooo-ooo-ooo

brandi b said...

And someone get that poor unsuspecting chi out of there before it gets eaten!

Furbeast said...

All this and still his ears aren't as big as Dougal's.

SixBunnies said...

Are you sure Furbeast? That might not be a chi on him ... that might be a rottweiler ...


My personal Heaven would be to have Darius approve of me ...

brandi b said...

Chi or Rottie, let's just all agree on it's name: Snack

Unknown said...

That is a BIG rabbit. Wow. I don't think I could take the force of Darius's disapproval... although he looks a little too calm for major disdain...

anonymous said...

Well, it seems that a dozen carrots a day is the price of life on earth. Who knew? Oh, everyone who has a bunn knew. Those of us who live wretched, lonely bunn less lives really just don't get so much. Thank you rabbiteers for increasing the chances that the rest of us see tomorrow.

Camaleao said...

More bunny to love??!! I wanna cuddle session, PRONTO!!!

Katie said...

I can't imagine trying to pick up Darius to put him to bed! And surely a couple craisins would not be enough to tempt him into going there on his own!!

Ditto LOL @ harness...harnesss...harness...

Fleetie said...

Wow! That is a lot of bunny to love! And pet! And snorgle!

What a great big character he is! Wish I could get a personal disapproval from him, too!

SixBunnies said...

AAAaaa! The thought of trying to "harness harness harness" Darius! Bwahahahahah!

sallyneary said...

What is our future if a giant bun race begins to multiply? Do we stand a chance?
Of course we can adapt by pleasing them so they let us coexist.

Paula said...

O.M.B.!!! It's Darius The Snorgglable!

Marshmallow said...

Betcha' nobody'd tell him he looked like a big gay watermelon!

Kat said...

That's one seriously BIG BUN! I don't think I'm brave enough to try and put him into a harness (I tried that with my little 4-pound fluffball, er, master, yesterday and almost lost an eye to the flippy foot!).

Furbeast said...

@Kat, count your blessings, one good foot flick from Darous could take down an entire family.

brandi b said...

The little fluffy buns make me sqeee. But these big ole bunnies just fascinate me.
Tuppence, Juicy, Darius...
I want to climb them.

brandi b said...

See my new profile pic...
That is a hare. Looks like a rabbit, looks like a hare!!

What rabbit wouldn't be proud to be mistaken for a hare?

BunnehG said...

Even the Persian god-king Darius the great would tremble in the presence of this gentle Bunneh-Kong.

janet2buns said...

@Katie: Where does Darius sleep? Answer: Anywhere he wants!

Karen said...

What does Darius disapprove of? Anything he wants!

He is beautiful.

shan said...

That is a tremendous amount of disapproval in one rabbit.