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April 12, 2005

Hare Today Gone Tomorrow

File this under weird.

Draw your own conclusions.


By George Lewis
NBC News

Because bunnies are such adorable little critters, people are hopping mad about a Web site called, filled with photos and even a video of a cute rabbit named Toby, accompanied by a threat on his life.

"On June 30, 2005, Toby will die," proclaims an anonymous author on the site. "I am going to eat him. God as my witness, I will devour this little guy unless I receive $50,000 into my account."


Animal lovers, like Sue Brennan, who runs a shelter called "Rabbit Haven" in Gig Harbor, Washington, are outraged.

"I think it's purely emotional blackmail and it was all designed to get a reaction," says Brennan. "The reaction he is looking for is money."


... skeptical about the seriousness of the anonymous threat.

"To be honest we don't know if he's actually going to eat the rabbit. We don't even know if there is a rabbit."


Harebrained idea of two college students...

Truth or fiction? I'm sorry to say that the uncertainties in this story somewhat approximate the uncertainties of the Mae Magouirk saga.

Editors note: Sorry for the lame title. It's late, strange story, twilight zone parallels and my dog ate the original title...