A Bunnies’ Tale by Walter and Rosemary Brasch

by Walter and Rosemary Brasch
Featured Writers
Dandelion Salad
Aug 25, 2009

Bunny in the Clover Patch

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Forget everything you learned about Bre’er Rabbit, the brightest, most cunning of all animals in West African folklore and Joel Chandler Harris stories.

Disregard what you saw Bugs Bunny, the Brooklyn–born wise-cracking Br’er Rabbit spinoff, do to mentally-lame hunter Elmer Fudd and a host of cartoon characters.

Peter Cottontale, Peter Rabbit, and Roger Rabbit. Thumper, the March Hare, and The Easter Bunny. All are smarter in fiction than in real life. Even the average Playboy Bunny is brighter than the average rabbit.

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