The Legend of Jack Rabbit
Crystal Meyer is the 10-and-one-half-year-old daughter
of Lynnelle Meyer. Crystal breeds and shows rabbits
for 4-H. This whimsical short story is her first contribution
to the Rabbit Web Zine.
Have you ever heard the story of the giant rabbit?
He was huge and aggressive. He had the freakiest eyes
ever. No one could get a good look at him, but they
would always fall in his footsteps because they were
wide and deep.
Sometimes people would see him jump the fence. Once
a man peeked around the corner of the fence and saw
his eyes. They glowed like a cat's eyes. Soon the people
called him the Jack Rabbit.
The rabbit made such a mess. He tore people's pet
rabbit cages apart. He attacked all the rabbits he
found and left the area a disaster.
"What should we do about this problem?" one
of the people in the town asked. Someone else said, "I
got it! Let's go to the scientist, Matthew. He'll know
what to do!"
Scientist Matthew said, "I
can make a fake giant doe. That way, the Jack Rabbit
will stop destroying
the cages because he will be more interested in the
So Matthew the scientist got to work. By morning the
giant doe was ready. The people waited until night
fell. Then the Jack Rabbit came. Scientist Matthew
looked five inches tall compared to the Jack Rabbit.
Matthew wrestled the Jack Rabbit until they were tired
and both collapsed. Then the people put the fake doe
in front of the Jack Rabbit. When the Jack Rabbit woke
up, he saw he had a mate. And that's how they stopped
the Jack Rabbit!