In Search Of The Easter Bunny

An imposter Easter Bunny
An imposter Easter Bunny | Source

Where is the Easter Bunny?

In this groundbreaking investigative report, I will be searching for the Easter Bunny to learn the truth behind this mysterious legend.

We've all heard of Santa Claus. We pretty much know his entire story. He lives in the North Pole, has some elves working for him, has a wife, and he has a bunch of reindeer for pets. But what do we really know about the Easter Bunny?

The Easter Bunny visits once a year for Easter bringing eggs, chocolates, maybe some fruit (blah... who wants that?) and toys. The Easter Bunny is pretty mellow compared to Santa. He doesn't require the plate of cookies or the glass of milk. It might be a nice gesture to leave some carrots out for him, but no one really ever does. Yes, the Easter Bunny is pretty much a low-maintenance Santa Claus.

How much to we really know about the Easter Bunny? How can we find him? Does he like to hunt Easter Eggs? How does he get to so many houses each year? Does he hop to each house? Could he possibly borrow Santa's sleigh? So many questions, yet no real answers. The most important question of all is: where is the Easter Bunny?

Let's go on a quest to find out.

Couldn't find him hiding with the stuffed bunnies.
Couldn't find him hiding with the stuffed bunnies. | Source

Does he live in a house?

My first idea was to search for him around my home and other homes. Since he likes to visit people on Easter, yet Easter's date changes each year, it could make sense that he might show up on the wrong date. He also might enjoy borrowing eggs right out of a fridge if the homeowner isn't around.

Naturally, this meant thoroughly checking my own refrigerator, as well as everyone's refrigerator I visited. Occasionally I was forced to taste test some food just to further investigate their fridge and make sure the food was something I felt the Easter Bunny would enjoy. If we are going to lure him out of hiding, we are going to need good food.

Next, I looked in closets, under beds, and checked out stuffed rabbits. You never know, the Easter Bunny could easily be confused and hiding out with stuffed animals. I could not take my chances with this.

I also questioned bunnies at my friends' homes, but still, I was not able to learn anything new about the Easter Bunny's location. If any of these rabbits knew anything, they sure were not spilling the beans... or spilling the jelly beans! Hahaha... OK, never mind.

This guy was not telling me anything!
This guy was not telling me anything! | Source
Close, but still not the Easter Bunny.
Close, but still not the Easter Bunny. | Source

Taking it to the streets.

Since going from home to home and raiding fridges really did not help on this Easter Bunny quest, the next step was to take it to the streets. The search had to include going from town to town, village to village, until everyone was questioned. Or maybe it just included me walking down the street and looking for some rabbits, but either way, this search was not easy.

The Easter Bunny was not just hopping around outside. This was one smart rabbit and basically impossible to find. You would think a giant hopping bunny carrying baskets, treats, and eggs would be pretty easy to spot, but that wasn't the case. I looked under bushes, in flowers beds, near trees, etc. There was no Easter Bunny to be found!

The Easter Bunny lives at the mall?

I got kind of tired and hungry from the exhaustive (and exhausting!) Easter Bunny search. I decided I needed a break. I went into the mall, because who couldn't use a refreshing Chick-fil-A milkshake at a time like this? I was pretty much feeling like I had failed my mission. Just when I was feeling at my lowest, an amazing event occurred!

I looked up and what did see? The Easter Bunny was at the mall! This was so amazing. There was a booth set up for him. Children gathered around the Easter Bunny. There was even a photographer available to take photos of the children and the Easter Bunny. This was such an incredible discovery! I was so relieved that I finally achieved my goal - I found the Easter Bunny!

I had so many questions, but to be honest, I'd spent all my money purchasing a milkshake, so I could not afford to pay to have my photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Without the cash, no one was letting me near him. That is OK. There is always next Easter! Now I know where to look and I know to have a wallet full of money next time. For now, the Easter Bunny has been found and all is well. Happy Easter!

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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

what a cute hub. i love the comparison to santa clause. i never thought about him like that before. hope you your chance to meet the bunny!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Way cute Easter Bunny detective! Who would have ever thought the old hare would be living at the mall?? There are some great stores there though :)


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

DanaTeresa - I am glad I could open your eyes to the truth about the Easter Bunny. He is kind of like Santa, but totally not as high maintenance. Hopefully I will find the Easter Bunny, but maybe not at the mall. Those mall bunnies are scary!

Ardie - I was kind of stretching a little with this one. My detective work really wasn't too extensive, but hey, it was interesting anyway. Yes, who wouldn't want to live at the mall?

Thank you both for your comments!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You funny gal you! The Easter bunny likes the mall because there are some great sales there :) Cute hub!


kelleyward 4 years ago

I loved this. Very cute and funny approach to this hub. Voted up and funny!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

ChristyWrites - Thanks! I am glad you liked the hub. Yes, I suspect the Easter Bunny is a bargain hunter. It is probably because Santa Claus gets so much attention, he needs to feel good about himself somehow. :-)

kelleyward - I am happy you enjoyed it. It is a shame I never actually got a photo of the Easter Bunny! Thanks for the votes!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Cute hub...happy ester :)


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! Happy Easter to you, too.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I love your story and your effort to locate the Easter Bunny. If you visit my page you will find her in The Hurley Woods in Kaufman County, Texas. She is well known there to all the residents of Nature and has a boyfriend named Brer Rabbit (who has nothing to do with Uncle Remus and everything to do with stories my father told to us as young children. Her name is Miz Molly she has quite a wardrobe. Thanks for sharing your Easter Bunny story. I will be back to read more. I love your droll sense of humor. Robert


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you, Robert. I appreciate your comment. I will have to visit your page to find out the truth about the Easter Bunny.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

It's Easter weekend. It's time for the Easter Bunnies to shine! Wonderful hub!:)


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you! It is such a nice weekend, too. The perfect time to look for bunnies or eggs. Hope Cupcake is enjoying this great holiday for rabbits. :-) Happy Easter!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Such a cute Easter Hub! Adorable!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I love the easter bunny. Additionally, I love the colors associated with Easter - yellow and green being two of my favorites.

Great hub

John


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you, Tammy! I am happy you enjoyed it.

Also, thanks John Sarkis. The Easter Bunny is pretty awesome. My two favorite colors are yellow and pink, so we are pretty close with those. Thank you for dropping by!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

A really cute read! Very original. I can remember really believing in the Easter Bunny. I think I believed in him longer than I did Santa!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I believed in both, but the Easter Bunny seemed less creepy. After all, Santa is watching all the time... he sees you when you are sleeping and knows when you're awake. The Easter Bunny seemed less stalkerish. :-)


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Ha! I will have to agree!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jeannie.....My sources tell me that the Easter Bunny chooses to remain mysterious and elusive. Hopefully he won't find out about your exhaustive search.....you might find yourself Basket-LESS!

He actually called me and suggested I tell you to HOP OFF the Hunt! I don't know, Jeannie, but I'd do what he wants. Do you really want to face Easter morning without colored eggs and chocolate molds and PEEPS! what about PEEPS?? ....Up++++


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

That does sound pretty serious. I will have to keep my searching quiet now, I suppose. I would hate to go without Peeps. :-)

Thanks for your comment, vote up, and warning.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Good! I mean, really....can we even LIVE without peeps?

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