Whether the jackalope
actually exists or is simply a hoax popularized by a Douglas, Wyoming
resident in 1939, is still hotly debated today.
For those who believe, the jackalope
is said to be an antlered species of rabbit, sometimes rumored to be
extinct. One of the rarest animals in the world, it is a cross
between a now extinct pygmy-deer and a species of killer-rabbit. However, occasional sightings of this rare creature continue to occur,
with small pockets of jackalope
populations persisting in the
West. The antlered species of rabbit are brownish in color,
weight between three and five pounds, and move with lighting speeds of up
to 90 miles per hour.
They are said to be
vicious when attacked and use their antlers to fight, thus they are
sometimes called the "warrior rabbit.”
was first encountered by John Colter, one of the first white men to
enter what would one day be the State of Wyoming.
Thought to be a myth by many, the jackalope is
alleged to actually exists in remote areas of
Jackalope Postcard, 1968 Dexter Press, West Nyack, New York.