This is Jeff (seen above) the world’s biggest bunny. Grunting gently, ears pricked bolt upright, the Easter bunny is in his element. Supporting the 4ft 5in, 3st rabbit – the size of an average seven-year-old child – on one’s thighs is no mean feat.
According to Daily Mirror, the 18-month-old Continental Giant has just overtaken the Guinness World Record holder – his dad, Darius.
But both are about to be eclipsed by Jeff’s baby sister, Enya, who at five months already stands proud at a gigantic 3ft 3in and is on course to be the planet’s first five-footer.
Annette has been breeding supersize bunnies for 10 years and credits their growth with a secret ingredient: broccoli stalks.
And the occasional Rich Tea. She says: “They are wonderful creatures and I love them all dearly.
“They each have their own characters and are very bright. They act more like dogs than rabbits.
“They exercise and eat healthily – you can’t feed them rubbish and expect them to be healthy. A fat rabbit is a heart attack waiting to happen.”
Each day Jeff ploughs through nearly a kilo of organic hay, a carrot, broccoli stems, sunflower seeds and two dog bowl-sized portions of barley.
Both Jeff and Darius are insured, and their cages have coded locks to prevent thieves from breaking in and selling them on the black market.
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