By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:47 AM on 13th July 2009
A 2.8ft rabbit who munches his way through £60 worth of food every week is bouncing his way into the record books.
Benny the Flemish Giant is vying for the title of world's longest rabbit, currently held at 2.6ft (81.5cm), by Amy, a Continental Giant who died in May.
And the two-year-old is on the right track to being crowned the title if his massive diet of vegetables, biscuits and treats is anything to go by.
Bouncing Benny, who needs at least 4ft of space to stretch his legs, has been living with owners Martin and Sharon Heather for the past year after being abandoned.
When Mr Heather saw him at Stadhampton Animal Sanctuary in Oxfordshire he begged his wife to let him take Benny home as a birthday present.
Benny the giant bunny, pictured with a smaller friend at his Oxfordshire home, is now in the running to be crowned the world's longest rabbit