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Leporiphobia is the fear of rabbits. It is a very uncommon phobia.
Some people with this phobia gained it after a traumatic rabbit attack, usually in their youth. However, rabbits rarely attack humans and are not capable of causing much damage, so this type occurrence is very rare.
Those who suffer from this phobia may find the appearance of rabbits unsettling and/or fear that rabbits will attack them.
Like most phobias, the fear can be overcome by therapy and through gradual exposure to the source of fear.
In fiction[edit | edit source]
- The character Anya from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is known for her unusual fear of bunnies.
Associated phobias[edit | edit source]
- Paschaphobia (the fear of Easter)