An Easter bunny based in Co. Kilkenny has revealed some of the secrets of bunny life to Orla Rapple from the Sunday Grill.
The bunny, who asked not to be named, is based in Nore Valley Park in Co. Kilkenny and has been spending the run-up to Easter Sunday hiding eggs and overseeing the animals at the campsite and pet farm.
“I’ve been really busy getting all my Easter eggs laid all around the place. It's hard work laying eggs. Did you know Easter bunnies could lay eggs?” He said just as he laid an egg in front of Orla - his 102nd of the day.
This Easter bunny is a milk chocolate breed with many brothers and sisters “We breed like rabbits but I am the main one of the Easter family. We all work in different parts of the country. But I’m the top dog in the Easter bunny community."
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The bunny admits that his work commitments are short-lived but intense and he looks forward to a break after the Easter holidays.
“I take a little holiday for a while. Me and the tooth fairy as good friends, sometimes we go off and relax… but we have to go and work out, stay fit – stay healthy- I eat a lot of carrots to keep my energy up, get my weight up- laying eggs takes the weight off you you see, all that chocolate so I have to build those calories up over the year… I carb up to get in shape for next Easter”.
This Easter bunny can be found at Nore Valley Park but there are also some baby rabbits in training there- “there will be a few years yet before they are big enough. My advice would be not to eat any of the little Easter eggs they produce,” he advised, “they won’t taste nice, they haven’t got the formula down right.”