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Take a break and check out this rabbit the size of a dog

Meet Atlas.


The continental giant rabbit is only seven month old but he’s already the size of a small dog.

The Scottish SPCA is looking to re-home the big-eared bruiser after his owner could no longer look after him.

“Atlas is already about the size of a westie and is still young with some growing to do,” according to Anna O’Donnell of the Scottish SPCA centre in Cardonald in Glasgow.

Despite his size, he’s a nice chap, she says.

He is a very friendly rabbit who loves attention and getting cuddles. Atlas is also an inquisitive boy who makes everyone laugh with his mischievous character.

Continental giant rabbits are pretty rare but they’ve been bred for nearly 500 years.

If you’re thinking of taking one on though, be warned they can grow up to 1.2 metres long and can eat a bale of hay a week.

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