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Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

The lagomorphs are the members of the taxonomic order Lagomorpha, of which there are two living families: the Leporidae (hares and rabbits) and the Ochotonidae (pikas). The name of the order is derived from the Ancient Greek lagos (λαγώς, "hare") + morphē (μορφή, "form"). There are 110 recent species of lagomorph of which 109 are extant, including 34 species of pika, 42 species of rabbit, and 33 species of hare. (Full article...)

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Jimmy Carter in boat chasing away swimming rabbit, Plains, Georgia - 19790420 (rabbit).jpg
The Jimmy Carter rabbit incident, dubbed the "killer rabbit" attack by the media, involved a swamp rabbit furiously trying to board then-U.S. President Jimmy Carter's fishing boat on April 20, 1979. Press Secretary Jody Powell mentioned the event to Associated Press correspondent Brooks Jackson on August 28, 1979, who filed the story with the wire service the following day. The story "President Attacked by Rabbit" was carried across the front page of The Washington Post, though the White House's refusal to release the photograph resulted in the newspaper using a cartoon parody of the Jaws poster labeled "PAWS" as its illustration. (Full article...)

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Holland Lop
Holland Lops are a breed of rabbit originating in the Netherlands. The breed was recognized by the Netherlands' Governing Rabbit Council in 1964 and the American Rabbit Breeders' Association in 1979. They are popular house pets, known for their sweet temperament and non-aggressive behavior. The breed ties as the smallest breed of the lop-eared rabbits with the American Fuzzy Lop with an ideal weight of 3.0 - 4.0 lbs (1.6 kg) for showing in American Rabbit Breeders' Association sanctioned shows. The most common fur colors are tortoise shell, broken tortoise shell, broken black and black, broken orange, and white.

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We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.
— Norman Jewison

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Zan Zig performing with rabbit and roses, including hat trick and levitation
Zan Zig performing with rabbit and roses, including hat trick and levitation
The hat-trick is a magic trick that is usually performed by pulling a rabbit out of a seemingly empty top hat. It is said that the earliest magician to pull a rabbit out of a hat was Louis Comte in 1814, though this is also attributed to the much later John Henry Anderson. This magic trick is so well-known that it has been referenced in a wide variety of media. And rabbits are so commonly associated with the trick that they are frequently used to represent magic in general.

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