In addition to the two unimpeachable cites that have already been posted which support the righteous rabbit cause, I would direct your attention to the 1449 manuscript, now held at the Bodleian, of “Rabbits Leapyinge-Tale” attributed to a poet of Suffolk, although the metric system -- so reminiscent of the Scottish Chaucerians -- has led some to contest that attribution of late. It's quite clear that the rabbit version is the originary one, and the “bunny” tale a degraded variant.
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