LONDON — A Continental Giant rabbit named Darius that holds the Guinness World Records citation for the world’s longest rabbit has been stolen from its home in central England, according to the West Mercia police.
Darius — gray-brown and four feet, three inches long at full stretch — disappeared from his enclosure in a backyard in the village of Stoulton overnight Saturday, the police said.
They wouldn’t say why they thought it was a theft rather than the big bunny merely finding a way to escape.
The police appealed for any information about or sightings of Darius.
Continental Giants are, as the name says, very big rabbits, weighing 15 to 20 pounds.
Darius’ owner is Annette Edwards, a large-rabbit breeder and model.
Edwards said it was “a very sad day” and urged whoever took Darius to bring the rabbit back to its home 100 miles northwest of London.
At first, she offered a reward of 1,000 pounds — about $1,370. But then she tweeted that she was doubling the reward, writing: “Please Please I am so upset Can you bring my Darius back I am putting the reward up to 2,000 pounds.”