Scientists are in the news again this week, this time for breeding glow-in-the-dark bunnies.
To do so, they inserted genes from a jellyfish into the rabbit embryos. Voila – extra-special bunnies.
According to ABC News, the bunnies only glow bright green under a florescent light.
Thank goodness for that.
One of my favorite experiences was at the West Wetlands Park for an evening event. As we prepared to leave, we noticed bunnies – lots of bunnies – hopping along the edge of the park.
That sight was peaceful and amazing.
I’m not so sure I’d be OK with the same image, only with glow-in-the-dark neon green bunnies.
That changes the tableau from something happy to something a little less heartwarming.
There’s something a little too sci-fi weird about the thought of green bunnies coming at you.
Apparently, the process helps scientists track gene transfers, which is awesome.
But in nature, I think I prefer to keep my cottontails in the traditional colors, please.