At first, I couldn't understand what the image was supposed to be. Clearly something resembling a rabbit, but what's with the derpy face?
Other comments have indicated that this is the 1/1000 chance
dangerous rabbit mob known as
The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.
Yes, a Monty Python reference.
Here's the image I cropped to post on Facebook of a normal rabbit:
A little more gray, and a white underbelly, and he'd be MacGyver.
Obviously, I don't mean the Richard Dean Anderson 'MacGyver'.
Left to Right: Pipkin, MacGyver, and Phoenix
In a brief side note, there is a particular appearance (like a Dutch rabbit) that appears if you use a nametag on a rabbit and name it Toast. It's in honor of a particular rabbit, once owned by (I assume) a famous player's girlfriend, now departed.
I decided to tweet Mojang and let them know that other previous rabbit owners (such as myself) appreciated the new creatures (and all the new items and crafting recipes, too):
@MojangTeam The Bobbit bunnies send their whisker twitches of approval for the new snapshot! ^_^ pic.twitter.com/X8RXtrlBbJ
— Katie (@Velvet_Key) July 3, 2014
And I got a reply from Axl_Rosie!
@Velvet_Key @MojangTeam The cuteness!
— Rosie (@Axl_Rosie) July 3, 2014
No idea if Mojang even checks the Twitter feed, but they deserve a bit of thanks for all of the updates they provide at no extra DLC cost to their millions of users!
Now in true Southern fashion: Y'all have a Happy Fourth of July and we'll see ya next week, ya hear?