Usually, the Easter Bunny disappears after Easter and no one sees hide nor "hare" from him for a whole year.
But a bizarre traffic incident on Saturday in La Mesa, Calif., where a San Diego CHP Officer pulled over a motorcyclist clad in a full-body white rabbit costume has inspired the bunny to come out of his burrow and tell his side of the story.
KGTV-TV tracked down the man behind the bunny suit and sat him down for a hare-raising interview (making sure he wore the bunny suit, of course). They also filmed him in a room with darkened lights to somehow protect his identity.
"You know, I was sad," said the Easter Bunny to KGTV-TV. "I was crying because I thought all these poor kids were going to think I am a bad Easter Bunny."
E.B. -- as he told the station he likes to be called -- said he had a helmet, but it wasn't properly attached.
KNSD-TV didn't carrot all about protecting the identity of the man wearing the Easter Bunny costume and tracked him down to a BMW motorcycle repair shop.
The alleged Easter Bunny's identity is Ed Bell, but he would only publicly admit that he may have an alter ego that involves the same red bike the Easter Bunny was riding when the CHP officer pulled him over.
"I was kind of taken aback by the huge response it's gotten,” he told the station, adding that the bunny was simply on the way to a charity event to cheer up a sick friend.
Bell said he attached a bungee cord to the helmet so it could fit on the costume’s head.
"If we felt it was an unsafe action, we wouldn't have done it in the first place,” he said. “Because the last thing anyone needed was a wounded Easter bunny the day before Easter."
Although the traffic incident has received worldwide attention, Bell/Bunny hopped away with only a warning from officers, La Mesa Patch reported.