to a recent article in Life magazine there has been an exciting
breakthrough in genetic engineering. Biologists attempting to improve
the Easter Bunny through DNA manipulation inadvertently
created an entirely new animal. This creature is much larger than your
average Easter Bunny in fact it's as big as a Great Dane. Scientists
are calling it the Great Easter Dane.
am still traveling, and Jabber remains at the UGA vet hospital. He's doing
okay. There has been no significant change in his condition
other than the fact that he is being treated for a urinary tract infection.
I will be returning later this week and
hope to bring Jabber home by the weekend finally!
Easter Dane behaves very much like a Great Dane, yet retains several
rabbit-like characteristics. He trolls kitchen counter tops looking
for treats (Easter eggs being his favorite) and he readily hops onto
couches and beds. Scientists report that, like most rabbits, the Easter
Dane prefers hopping to other methods of locomotion. They point out
that while this is fine for outdoors, a happily hopping Easter Dane
can be a hazard in homes with low ceilings.
also warn that the Easter
Dane eats over 20 pounds of carrots daily. Naturally, eating so many
carrots creates a potential problem for people with small backyards.
Not to worry... the Easter Dane excretes dry pellets just like a rabbit.
Even better, the compact orange pellets can be composted or used as
The buzz in the scientific community is that this genetic marvel will
reproduce rapidly. Easter Danes should be available as house pets within
a few months, but only in limited numbers to qualified buyers. All potential
owners will be carefully screened to make sure they can provide a quality
home with ample carrots. The purchase price for a first-generation Great
Easter Dane is expected to exceed $20,000.
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