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Giant rabbit startles motorist. #1066405
17th Mar 2019 9:58am
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The New Scientist this week has a report about a motorist having to stop in a country lane in Wirral because there was a "Giant Rabbit" in the way. The animal hopped over the hedge and made off. The startled driver reported the incident and an investigation revealed unusual droppings. Eventually a herd of Wallabies was discovered. They had apparently escaped from Chester Zoo during bombing in WW2 and were happily ensconsed in Wirral! I assume this all happened a long time ago in the '50s or '60s

It has the smell of an urban myth to me, but I guess it is possible. Has anyone come across any local stories about this event, if it really happened.

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Alas, he is presumably no longer startling motorists on the peninsula then!

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When I was a kid in the early 70s I went fishing with my dad to Anglesey and saw a Kangaroo on the beach, but when we got closer, it was just a Greyhound having a Poo! smack


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