February 23, 2009

British police nab giant rabbit

A pair of police officers in Canterbury, England, said they were on their early morning patrol when they came across a giant white rabbit.

Officers Matt Jackson and Yasmin Mossadegh said they spotted the dog-sized bunny at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday and immediately attempted a capture, The Sun reported Monday.

After several failed attempts trying to grab the rabbit, we removed our coats to try and cover it with a bullfighting technique. Again this failed, Jackson said. Pet-loving members of the public who were passing by saw us struggling and rushed to our assistance. Now, with 10 pairs of hands at the ready, the rabbit's time on the run was coming to an end.

The officers said they took the rabbit, which they nicknamed Tiny, to a local animal hospital. They said they do not know where the animal came from.