Giant rabbits

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These awesome illuminated inflatable white rabbits are the work of Australian artist Amanda Parer for an installation entitled Intrude. In May 2014 the giant glowing bunnies were installed at the Vivid Festival of Light Sydney and next month they’ll be part of the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, Tasmania.

Parer’s enormous and radiant rabbits, which stand 7 meters (~23 feet) tall, were created as a twofold response to the animals’ common occurrence in Australian fairytales as well as their invasive presence throughout Australia:

“These animals first travelled to Australia on the ships of the First Fleet and were brought ashore in cages in January 1788. These adaptable creatures quickly made themselves at home and eventually spread to almost every corner of the land. An Australian contradiction, Intrude represents the fairy-tale animals of our childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields, while revealing their more serious and large-scale effect on the environment.”

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eksterteran replied to your postHere’s what I want: Westfahl screws something up…

NOOO! DONT MAEK MURPHY FIGHT TEH BUNNYS!

“Damn it Murphy,” Rumlow shouted, shaking him by the shoulders.  “Get your ass in gear!”

“I CAN’T!” Murphy wailed, tears rolling down his face.  “I just can’t do it!”

“You have to,” Anders snapped, reloaded her gun.  “I am not gonna have ‘died of fatal bunny wounds’ on my tombstone because you were having an existential crisis.”

Murphy only sobbed incoherently.

“Let me handle this,” Steve ordered, waving the others back.  He crouched down in front of the trembling agent.  “Isaac.  These rabbits are hurting people.  And they’re an invasive species, right?  Having giant rabbits around will be bad for all the other animals.  And the ecosystem too.  You don’t want more people and animals to get hurt, do you?”

“I -” Murphy sniffed.  “I’m sorry, sir, I just- I can’t -”

“Murphy.  On your feet,” Natasha ordered.  “Go help the police organize the evacuation efforts.”

And just like that, he sprang into action.

Natasha rolled her eyes at the rest of the team.  “Why didn’t you think to tell him that from the start?”