The jackalope is an antlered species of rabbit found throughout the western United States. The jackalope has two unusual qualities. First, it is highly aggressive and is willing to use its antlers to fight. (Thus, it is sometimes called the "warrior rabbit.") Second, it has an uncanny ability to mimic human voices. In the old West, when cowboys would gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes would frequently be heard singing back, mimicking the voices of the cowboys. When chased, jackalopes use their vocal abilities to elude capture by calling out phrases such as, "There he goes, over there," to throw pursuers off their track.
The traditional method of catching jackalopes is to lure them with whiskey, since they are extremely fond of this drink. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt. Some people attempt to catch jackalopes in order to milk them, believing that their milk is a powerful aphrodisiac. However, it is not advised to milk a jackalope! It is curious to note, however, that jackalope milk comes out already homogenized on account of the animal's powerful leaps.
has declared itself to be the Jackalope capital of America because, according to legend, the first jackalope was spotted there around 1829. A large statue of a jackalope stands in the town center, and every year the town plays host to Jackalope Day, usually held in June. Jackalope hunting licenses can be obtained from the Douglas Chamber of Commerce, though hunting of jackalopes is restricted to the hours of midnight to 2 a.m. on June 31.
It is common to find mounted jackalope heads in bars and homes throughout the American west. Douglas and Ralph Herrick, residents of Douglas, Wyoming, were the first to start selling such heads during the 1930s. Jackalope postcards are also a popular Western souvenir.
So, is the article on "jackalopes" tongue-in-cheek, or do you *really* mean they're real? I find it more than hard to believe...
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Re: the jackalope. The man who was given credit for "inventing"it is Douglas Herrick.His obituary was in the 1 Feb. Boston Globe; originating w/ the L.A.Times.The obituary was quite interesting - you may have seen it, also. I have enjoyed the book very much.
Jackalopes, you can never trust them.
I am shocked to learn that there are people who, even today do not believe that the Jackalope exists. As a young man it was my pleasure to hunt and bag a trophy Jackalope. The head was mounted and I still possess it! What more proof could you wish?
And I am a retired Polygraphist... and if you can't believe a Polygraphist, (expert in the instrumental detection of deception) I ask, who can you believe?
A couple years ago, I saw a cottontail with "horns," looking fairly much like the jackalopes of legend, but obviously a virus-infected animal. It hung around long enough for other people to get a look at it (in a park in Minneapolis). There's a nice photo at http://www.tsukiyo.org/Myths/jackalope.html showing what the real ones look like, and the Science Museum of Minnesota did a nice exhibit perhaps 20 years ago, with mounted examples of both real rabbits with virus-induced horn-like growths on their heads and at least one taxidermist's jackalope.
is it actually real? You act like it is! My Dynamath magazine said it's
not.Make up your mind! This is seriously going to decide if I am going to take a trip
That was my friend, Diana. This is me now, Mallory.
I don't beleive in the jackalope. But I think it's HILARIOUS how you make it
seem so REAL! Diana was saying, "They are making it seem like it's rel!" over
and over again! It was funny! while she was doing this, I was struglling to
read out loud because I was laughing so hard! I love your web site! Respond to
this please! 😊
jackalopes arnt real this is just like people who belive that ghosts are real
No wonder everywhere you turn there's someone saying something stupid. They don't stop long enough to think logically for themselves if something's true. Think about it people, if it were a true animal where has it been hiding all these centuries? Hmmm? Even a fish that was thought to be extinct was found back in the 20's. People have covered nearly every inch of this country, it's more logical to believe we'd find a missing species and or not yet discovered species in the rain forests than in the usa. If you really believe this creature exists, then the fairy and unicorn hunters really need people like you.
BTW, someone mentioned ghosts. Has anyone ever stopped and wondered why people who claim to see ghosts only see them from after the 1700's? Has anyone ever seen one from the renaissance, or before? What about during the time natives only lived here, where are their ghosts? Or the ghosts of dinosaurs? If you stop and think you'd realize many of the things people believe in is pure nonsense. No wonder mags like the star, and the enquirer sell so well.
I've heard about sightings of them around their native home in the midwest and here in Kansas where a few might have survived extinction.
Even if they aren't real, it's fun to believe anyway. 😉
Cold walk in Texas
Jackrabbit horns in the snow
Dead hound at my feet
horned furry creature of lore
you are real to me