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The world's biggest rabbit has been stolen from a former Playboy model, who is now offering a £1,000 ($1,300) reward for his safe return.
Annette Edwards, 69, who has spent £10,000 ($13,000) to look like Jessica Rabbit, posted the news on Twitter, where she said the police are already looking to find her pet, Darius.
The former model, who lives in Bedford, tweeted: "A very sad day. Guinness World Record Darius has been stolen from his home.
"The police are doing their best to find out who has taken him. There is a reward of a £1,000.
"Darius is too old to breed now. So please bring him back."
A very sad day. Guinness world record Darius has been stolen from his home. The police are doing there best to find out who has taken him. There is a reward of a £1,000. Darius is to old to breed now. So please bring him back.
- Annette Edwards (@maycats56) April 11, 2021
Annette has owned more than 100 rabbits which she breeds, and has held the world record since 2008.
Darius, who is over four feet long, is a Continental Giant rabbit, a breed that was originally used for its fur and meat. But Annette charges £500 ($680) per appearance, with Darius being on TV before.
Ms Edwards says he's too old to breed now, although in the past she has sold his babies for £250 ($340) each.
The rabbits cost about £5,000 ($6,800) a year and eat 2,000 carrots and 700 apples. She says the trick to breeding a large rabbit is to make sure both its parents are big and to avoid interbreeding.
LADbible has contacted West Mercia Police for a comment.
It's not the first time Annette's bunnies have made the headlines, back in 2017 another of her rabbits, Simon, died while being transported from the US.
The massive rabbit measured at three-foot long and was placed into the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight from Heathrow to O'Hare Airport in Chicago to meet his new owner, Annette. By the time the plane landed, poor Simon had died.
Annette Edwards said he was going to overtake his dad to be the biggest bunny in the world, and was in good health when she put him on the plane. She even forked out £300 ($400) for a vet to check him over before putting him on the flight, which she says cost around £2,000 ($2,700).
She told the Sun: "Simon had a vet's check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle.
"Something very strange has happened and I want to know what. I've sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before."
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