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Harold Hill couple finds rabbit that vicar calls the ‘Easter bunny’

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 April 2015

Samaira and her boyfriend was in Harold Wood park when they found this bunny with a crucifix on its back.  Chaudhary Ali and Samaira Mahmood, with Pinky, the Bunny

Samaira and her boyfriend was in Harold Wood park when they found this bunny with a crucifix on its back. Chaudhary Ali and Samaira Mahmood, with Pinky, the Bunny

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Do you believe in the Easter bunny? Well maybe you should.

Sam and her boyfriend was in Harold Wood park when they found this bunny with a crucifix on its back. 
Pinky, the Bunny.Sam and her boyfriend was in Harold Wood park when they found this bunny with a crucifix on its back. Pinky, the Bunny.

Samaira Mahmood, 26, of Fitzilian Avenue, Harold Hill, was surprised when she saw her seven-month-old rottweiler Busty Ranks was carrying a rabbit in its mouth, while she was taking a walk in Harold Wood Park with her boyfriend.

But she couldn’t quite believe it when she took a closer look at the animal and saw a black “crucifix” on its back.

She said: “We thought someone was playing a joke on us and it was actually painted on, but it’s imprinted on its fur – I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Samaira took the stray rabbit home with her, but decided she wanted a second opinion on its unusual markings so went to a church in Ilford, which she used to live close to, so a professional could take a closer look at the animal.

She spoke to a reverend who then declared after a short conversation that the rabbit is no ordinary bunny – it is actually none other than the Easter bunny.

Samaira said: “He told us that the rabbit was very special and it made its way over to us for a reason – it wasn’t just a coincidence.

“I’m not too sure if that is true or not but it is quite a nice thought that we’re living with the Easter bunny!”

Thinking that the rabbit – which has been named Pinky because of her pink-tinted ears – was someone’s lost pet, Samaira went in search of her owner but when she finally tracked them down, they said that she could keep her.

She said: “The owner already had a litter of rabbits so said I could have her for myself.

“I fell in love with her straight away.

“I feel like she has brought us good luck, because there’s a great atmosphere round here now and we feel a lot calmer knowing we’ve got her all to ourselves.”


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