When the seawater returned and Minorca returned to its island status, the rabbit found itself with no predators. Over time, it grew to become 10 times the size of its now-extinct mainland cousin. Other inhabitants of the island at the time included a bat, a large dormouse and a giant tortoise.
With no need for defense, the rabbit lost visual and hearing acuity. Its eye socket reduced in size over time, as did its ears.
On Tuesdays, I usually fantasize about the day I can successfully retire someplace nice and affordable, like my mother's basement, and live out a sexless existence filled with pudding pops and daytime talk shows. Now I will fantasize about this rabbit.