Motorcycle-riding Easter bunny turns heads in N.B.
Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:47AM EDT
Residents in Dieppe, N.B. got a surprise visit from a motorcycle-riding Easter bunny who delivered chocolates to children on Sunday.
Stephane Comtois donned a head-to-toe Easter bunny costume complete with floppy ears and a gigantic pink bow on Sunday, to deliver chocolate treats door-to-door. He says he also visited seniors' homes and hospitals.
"Just seeing the smiling faces is what said it all," Comtois told CTV Atlantic.
One young boy described his encounter with the biking rabbit.
"I was happy and I wanted to say 'Hi,' and he said 'Hi' to me back. He was really nice,” the boy said.
One resident filmed a video of Comtois in full bunny mode, riding through the streets on a red motorcycle, and uploaded it to YouTube.
But as news spread of the biker bunny, the RCMP became concerned about the safety of the stunt.
Comtois immediately went to speak with police to show them he was taking all the necessary safety precautions.
"It came to my understanding that, on a race bike like this, you don't necessarily have to have a full-face helmet, you can use an old military-style German helmet," he said. "It fit perfectly with the head, so I took all the precautions that I needed."
Const. Isabelle Beaulieu, a spokesperson with the New Brunswick RCMP, said that Comtois did speak with officers to confirm that he was riding safely.
"He was wearing a helmet under his bunny head and his vision was not obstructed," she said.
Motorcycle safety instructor Terry Richards said, as long as Comtois was wearing all of the required safety gear under his bunny suit, it shouldn't be a problem.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Jonathan MacInnis