photo by Der Dunn
During the Easter Bunny’s state visit to San Francisco on Easter Sunday, an overzealous fan “aggressively hugged” the Sacred Rabbit (video), necessitating a quick response by Santa’s Little Secret Service agents. Detail Commander EDW Lynch assures the public that during the inappropriately long 4.5 second hug, the Easter Bunny was never in real danger. Agents were on hand thanks to a longstanding security agreement between the Easter Bunny and the North Pole. The diplomatic security mission codename was Operation Trojan Rabbit.
See the Official Photo Gallery of Operation Trojan Rabbit and our Flickr group for more photos. For info on the Easter Bunny’s 2009 San Francisco visit, an elaborate security motorcade and parade, see the report on Operation Enduring Cottontail.
photo by SFRichardT
The Sacred Rabbit (codename: COTTONTAIL) took a brief tour of the city before arriving, under full security (video), at the 2011 Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race. The Bunny met its adoring public, walked the race course (where the hugging attack occurred), and then waved the checkered flag at the finish line.
A Fast Action Response Team of agents armed with Hare Armaments DK-97 60mm Assault Daikon were luckily unnecessary, thanks to the extensive preparedness of Santa’s Little Secret Service.