Minecraft Mobs Explored: The Killer Bunny, Formally Known As The Killer Rabbit Of Caerbannog

Minecraft Mobs Explored: The Killer Bunny, Formally Known As The Killer Rabbit Of Caerbannog
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Minecraft is a vastly popular game that has seen success through a variety of different platforms, and this success led to the continued and extensive updates that Minecraft has been known for.

One of these updates added the Killer Bunny, or you may know it as its original name, The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, to the game.

The Killer Rabbit of Caerbonnog is a reference to the movie of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In the film, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog is a fearsome beast that resides in its cave. King Arthur finds the creature and loses three men to the rabbit until he uses the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch to destroy the beast.

The Killer Bunny in Minecraft can deal with a similar amount of damage to the player when spawned in a world that is on the Normal difficulty, and the Killer Bunny can deal eight health points, or four hearts, of damage. This damage is greater than the Witch’s splash potion of Harming, which is usually seen as very troubling.

This bunny doesn’t naturally spawn instead requires the player to use the command /summon rabbit ~ ~ ~ {RabbitType:99}. This command summons the Killer Bunny, which has a nameplate over its head that showcases the name of “The Killer Bunny.”

The design of The Killer Bunny is also significantly different when compared to the standard bunnies design. The Killer Bunny’s design is an all-white rabbit with the horizontal red eyes that are different from the standard vertical eyes that are commonly seen on the bunny’s design.

The Killer Bunny will search out any player within a sixteen block radius if the player does get in that radius then the Killer Bunny will actively hop towards the player at a significantly faster rate than the standard bunny movement speed.

If the Killer Bunny is unable to find a player then the Killer Bunny will actively seek out and attack any foxes or wolves, the wolves will then attack the bunny, potentially leading to a vicious Killer Bunny versus Wolf pack.

After the player hits the Killer Bunny, it retreats for a brief moment then returns to lunging at the players, and the Killer Bunny is also immune to the Thorns enchantment.

An Interesting fact is that even on the peaceful difficulty, The Killer Bunny won’t despawn and does still attack wolves and tamed wolves but not the player.