Turned out the chaos was caused by a replicator, hidden away in the shed where their unsuccessful entrepreneur kept his rabbits.
Hoping to make some money, he’d tried to replicate rabbits to sell as pets, but when that hadn’t worked, he’d decided to try making Easter Eggs instead.
Given new data, the machine, which had still been working on the complicated process of making a rabbit, had become confused and created the first ever chocolate-based life form. They looked like rabbits, behaved like rabbits, they were alive and even had fur, but biologically, they had more in common with confectionary.
TBC in ‘Goodbye Bunnies’