Goodbye Erasmus Bunny II…

Sep 10, 2009 by


OK, so my Photoshop skills are hideous, but the point is, what happened to Erasmus Bunny II? When we went past his hutch at the weekend, we saw a rabbit, but it didn’t look quite like the mascot of this very blog. It looked like a thinner and more lively version. Had they put Erasmus on a diet at last?

An enquiry at the Darwin House drew a blank, but the staff in the Cathedral bookshop told us that Erasmus Bunny II died peacefully in his sleep about a month ago and his son, Erasmus Bunny III, has now taken over the role of official Lichfield Cathedral Rabbit. As Johnson said of Pope in his Lives of the Poets: “The death of great men is not always proportioned to the lustre of their lives.” I think we can say the same of this portly – sometimes grumpy – but very important rabbit.

…Long Live Erasmus Bunny III.


Photographs © Memoirs of the Celebrated Mrs Woffington.

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  1. Halldor

    This is a tragic day. I'm reminded of the closing scenes of "Watership Down".

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