Poor bunny. OUCH! But then, this sort of mistaken timing is bound to happen, since Easter is based upon a lunar-solar hybrid calendar – the date of Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox – whereas our normal, everyday calendar has been solely solar-based in the West since 45 BC!
But, as an odd side note, this poor bunny could have been saved this year by simply stating that you’re celebrating Easter under the auspices of the Eastern or Oriental Orthodox calendars. Easter this year for them is on the 24th of April, not the 17th. 😛