Long before making a name for himself as Peter Cottontail, Agus Floridanus flourished on North American prairies among grassy fields and dense shrubbery. Before handing out eggs to American children, confusing them as to the reproductive practices of mammals, he specialized in chomping on herbs, hopping around fields and displaying alarming levels of cuteness. Have you ever read his résumé?
- He’s lived abroad. Far abroad. According to Japanese and Korean mythology, the rabbit lived on the moon, where he spent his time crafting foods like mochi and rice cakes.
- He was a business major. Kalulu the rabbit had a successful career in corporate purchasing. While living and working in Africa, he used his incredible wit and tricky nature to find incredible bargains.
- He’s a hippie. He only eats foods that are vegan, organic and 100% raw. On top of all that, he’s an avid supporter of herbal lifestyles.
- . . . But not a total hippie. He does, after all, wear fur.
Next time you see Mr. Cottontail, remember his lengthy and successful career. Make sure you’re on your best behavior—Agus Floridanus’s relatives are everywhere. With 13 different rabbit species occupying eight different genera, residing on six continents (and potentially the moon), this is not an animal to mess with—you might find yourself being chased by some Cottontail.