Strawberry was a buck from Cowslip's Warren and he was described as large but dandy, as was typical of Cowslip's Warren rabbits. His doe, a character named Nildro-hain, was killed in a snare. When Hazel and the other Sandleford Warren survivors left the Warren of Snares, Strawberry begged to join them. Hazel agreed that he could join the group. Although Hazel notices that Strawberry has a harder time traveling, he was said to have never complained and arrived with the others when they found the Watership Down Warren.
TV seriesEditIn the TV series, Strawberry is a lazy rabbit after leaving with Hazel and the others from the Warren of the Shining Wires, since he likes to sleep in the burrow a lot. But later he becomes dependable after realizing that he wasn't being very helpful towards the Watership Down rabbits.In season 3, Strawberry's color has changed to dark-pink and he has a much larger role. He has joined Bigwig's Owsla and is a skilled fighter and digger. He eventually becomes stuck under a tree during a training exercise, and is freed by Dandelion and Hawkbit. After Fiver has a vision of Hawkbit being killed, Strawberry is ordered by Bigwig to keep him in the warren at all times, pinning him to the ground and even fighting Hawkbit at one point. In The Magic, he is seen fighting several of the Darkhaven Owsla, and in the Watership Down warren when the storm takes away General Woundwort and his Darkhaven army.
Miniseries EditStrawberry appears in the miniseries of Watership Down.
In this adaptation, Strawberry is portrayed as female. She becomes the love interest of both Hawkbit and Dandelion. She later becomes Bigwig's mate and has children with him.
The Watership Down rabbits meet her in Cowslip's warren, where she excitedly gives Hazel a tour of the warren and asks if they can be friends. She later leaves the warren to join the Watership Down rabbits when Cowslip attempts to stop the group from helping Bigwig when he becomes ensnared in a trap. She is the first doe of the group and is of great use, helping to dig out the warren in Watership Down. After the battle of Watership Down, she becomes Bigwig’s mate.