2-legged dog 'Lieutenant Dan' finalist for Cadbury Bunny

Posted at 4:16 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 16:20:45-05

CADBURY, UK — "No bunny knows Easter better than Cadbury!" And Lieutenant Dan hopes to be the 2020 face of that famous mammal.

Cadbury issued a casting call for all pets, not just bunnies, and now they are down to ten finalists.

The new Richmond, Ohio coonhound is named after the character in Forrest Gump who lost his legs in combat.

His owner says Lieutenant Dan was born a little different, but he still lives life to the fullest.

Interesting, none of the finalists are actual rabbits.

Besides Lieutenant Dan, there's a mini-horse, pig, llama, hamster, a duck and two cats.

The popular Easter candy brand started the promotion 30 years ago with a commercial about a clucking bunny.

Fans have the chance to vote on Cadbury's website.

Besides being the star of a new TV commercial, the winner gets $5,000.