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The Wyoming jackalope is larger than life.

The jackalope — also called an antelabbit, aunt benny, Wyoming thistled hare or stagbunny — in folklore is said to be a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope (hence the name), goat, or deer, and is usually portrayed as a rabbit with antlers. Some believe that the tales of jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papillomavirus, which causes the growth of horn- and antler-like tumors in various places on the rabbit's head and body.[1]. However, the griffin and the chimera perhaps suggest the concept of an animal hybrid occurs in many cultures. One common southwestern species of jackrabbit is called the antelope jackrabbit, because of its ability to run quickly like an antelope; it would have been easy enough to imagine instead (for comic effect) that this jackrabbit had the horns of an antelope. Jakalope is a Canadian industrial/pop group. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (593x832, 503 KB) Douglas, Wyo. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (593x832, 503 KB) Douglas, Wyo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Hare (disambiguation). ... This article is about the herbivorous mammals. ... This article is about the domestic species. ... This article is about the ruminent animal. ... For the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, see Antler (Poet). ... Rabbit with Shope papillomavirus infection. ... For malignant tumors specifically, see cancer. ... For other uses, see Griffin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chimera. ... // Geographic Range The antelope jackrabbit is found primarily in the southwest United States and is most densely populated in the state of Arizona. ...

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History

engraved plate from the Encyclopédie Méthodique, 1789 showing a rabbit with Lepus cornutus
engraved plate from the Encyclopédie Méthodique, 1789 showing a rabbit with Lepus cornutus

The jackalope legend in the U.S. is attributed by the New York Times to Douglas Herrick (1920–2003) of Douglas, Wyoming, in 1932. Postcards showing jackalopes were also sold in the U.S. in the 1930s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Douglas is a city located in Converse County, Wyoming. ...


Herrick and his brother Ralph had studied taxidermy by mail order as teenagers. A 1930s hunting trip for jackrabbits led to the idea of a Jackalope, according to the Douglas, Wyo., Chamber of Commerce [2]. A mounted snow leopard. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The brothers returned to their taxidermy shop following the hunting trip. Herrick tossed a jackrabbit carcass into the shop, whereupon it came to rest beside a pair of deer antlers. The accidental combination of animal forms sparked Douglas Herrick's idea for a Jackalope, according to the chamber. This article is about the ruminent animal. ... For the Poet Laureate of Milwaukee, see Antler (Poet). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ...


However, the legend of Horned hares also abounded in European– particularly, German and Austrian– legends as the Raurackl, Rasselbock and Wolpertinger. These legends were possibly inspired by Shope papillomavirus infected rabbits. The many illustrations of horned hares shown in scholarly works by European naturalists in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, may have been similarly inspired. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Wolpertinger Original by Albrecht Dürer The Wolpertinger (Crisensus bavaricus) (also called Wolperdinger, Poontinger or Woiperdinger) is a cryptid supposedly living in the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. ... Rabbit with Shope papillomavirus infection. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


Legend

The legend of the jackalope has bred the rise of many outlandish (and largely tongue-in-cheek) claims as to the creature's habits. For example, it is said to be a hybrid of the pygmy-deer and a species of "killer-rabbit". Reportedly, jackalopes are extremely shy unless approached. Legend also has it that female jackalopes can be milked as they sleep belly up and that the milk can be used for a variety of medicinal purposes. It has also been said that the jackalope can convincingly imitate any sound, including the human voice. It uses this ability to elude pursuers, chiefly by using phrases such as "There he goes! That way!". It is said that a jackalope may be caught by putting a flask of whiskey out at night. The jackalope will drink its fill of whiskey and its intoxication will make it easier to hunt. In some parts of the United States it is said that jackalope meat has a taste similar to lobster. However legend has it that they are dangerous if approached. It has also been said that jackalopes will only breed during electrical storms including hail, explaining its rarity. Sarcasm is the making of remarks intended to mock the person referred to (who is normally the person addressed), a situation or thing. ... A glass of cows milk. ... The word voice can be used to refer to: Sound: The human voice. ... Look up ability in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Ability - the quality of person of being able to perform; A quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ... This article is about the food. ...


The flying variation

The flying jackalope is a variation originating in Wall, South Dakota. The flying jackalope looks like a cross between the standard jackalope and a chicken. The stuffed versions have a chicken body with a jackalope head, or a jackalope body with chicken wings. Something there is that doesnt love a Wall, that wants it down -Robert Frost Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A mounted snow leopard. ...


Humor

Pixar's jackalope from "Boundin'"
Pixar's jackalope from "Boundin'"

In the American West, mounted heads and postcards of jackalopes are a popular item in some novelty stores. Jackalope legends are sometimes used by locals to play tricks on tourists. This joke was employed by Ronald Reagan to reporters in 1980 during a tour of his California ranch. Reagan had a rabbit head with antlers, which he referred to as a "jackalope", mounted on his wall. Reagan liked to claim that he had caught the animal himself. Reagan's jackalope hangs on the ranch's wall to this day. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ... A mounted snow leopard. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... For the computer diagnostic tool, see POST card. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Reagan redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // Definition There is no universally agreed definition of ranch. ...


Some local governments, such as Douglas, Wyoming, have issued Jackalope Hunting licenses to tourists. The tags are good for hunting during official Jackalope season, which occurs for only one day, February 30th. Douglas is a city located in Converse County, Wyoming. ...


Appearances in popular culture

Television & film

  • A jackalope character named Swifty Buckhorn appears as a supporting character in the 1992 ABC animated television series Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa.
  • A jackalope appears in the episode "Appa's Lost Days" in the Asian-influenced animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. What is especially notable here is how well this happens to fit into the Avatar world, which contains an animal kingdom almost totally consisting of animal hybrids.
  • A jackalope is featured in the feature-length animation Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000) when Scooby and Shaggy follow it to the hole where the fake aliens are digging up gold for profit.
  • A jackalope, voiced by Dave Coulier and officially named "Jack Ching Bada-Bing" after a viewer contest to come up with a name for the character, was featured in the U.S. television show America's Funniest People. The character would laugh a lot while playing mean tricks on people (usually to punish those who had themselves been mean to others). Its catch-phrase was "Fast as fast can be, you'll never catch me!" It was also featured on the very first show produced for Nickelodeon, Out of Control, which was (like America's Funniest People) hosted by Coulier.
  • The "mousealope" (a play on the jackalope) was used in an episode of Pinky and the Brain as a key part of one of Brain's plots.
  • Pixar Animation Studios created a short film, "Boundin'", that features a wise, nameless jackalope as a main character.
  • A jackalope appears in the 2006 animated film Open Season.
  • In the episode 'Kindred Spirits' of the Nickelodeon cartoon, "Danny Phantom", while Sam and Tucker are in the Specter Speeder above Colorado, Tucker looks out the window and points out a jackalope, as well as a mongoose.
  • In Jackie Chan Adventures Episode 59 (Rabbit Run), the noble rabbit was disguised as a jackalope with fake antlers to be the mascot of an American football team in Wyoming. When Jackie caught it the coach of the team said it was their mascot but Jackie noted it had no antler (the fake antler had fallen off during the chase).
  • In Reno 911! while discussing constellations, Deputy Junior makes references to the "Jackelope" constellation.
  • In "Waiting", there is a Jackalope on the wall of the restaurant "Shenanigans"
  • A stuffed jackalope appears in Frasier (next to Martin Crane's armchair); Niles refers to it as "Texas' answer to the Minotaur".
  • There is one located in the attic of the Claude Pepper Center in Tallahassee, FL.
  • Carson Daly gave comedian Harland Williams a mounted jackalope head when he appeared on Daly's late night talk show.
  • Tiny Toons's "The horror of slumber party mountain", they refer to it as "the one-eyed Jack"
  • In Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Will Ferrell's character compares himself to a Jackalope during an interview on the DVD extras.
  • In the film Brokeback Mountain, the character played by Randy Quaid has a jackelope head hanging in his office.
  • In the 2007 paradoy film Epic Movie, Jennifer Coolidge who plays The White Bitch wears a jackalope headdress in the battle scene.

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Music

  • On the album The Big Eyeball in the Sky by Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains one of the instrumental tracks included is titled Jackalope
  • A Canadian industrial music band has named itself for the animal, using the spelling Jakalope.
  • Japanese band Shonen Knife wrote an English-language song called "Jackalope" for their album Happy Hour.
  • Country musician Steve Earle recorded a song called "Creepy Jackalope Eye" with The Supersuckers on his album Sidetracks. The original appears on their album La Mano Cornuda.
  • Latvian post rock band Soundarcade named their album "12 Songs of the Jackalope" [3]
  • The band Clutch wrote and recorded a song called "Day of the Jackalope" for the album "Slow Hole to China".
  • The album cover for "Tusk" by Camper Van Beethoven depicts a Jackalope attacking somebody's ankle, a parody of the cover of the Fleetwood Mac album with the same title.

The Big Eyeball in the Sky is a 2004 album by Colonel Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains, distributed by the Prawn Song label. ... Colonel Claypools Bucket of Bernie Brains (C2B3) is a rock supergroup featuring guitarist Buckethead, bassist Les Claypool, keyboardist Bernie Worrell, and drummer Bryan Mantia. ... It has been suggested that Chicago Industrial be merged into this article or section. ... Jakalope is a Canadian industrial/pop group. ... The all-female musical band Shonen Knife (少年ナイフ, Shōnen Naifu; lit. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... The Supersuckers are an American rock band. ... Post-rock is a music genre characterized by the use of musical instruments commonly associated with rock music (typically a line-up of two electric guitars, an electric bass guitar and a drum set), but utilizing rhythms, harmonies, melodies and chord progressions that are unorthodox in rock and roll. ... Camper Van Beethoven is an American alternative rock group. ... This article is about the band. ...

Sports

"Jakalope" It Dreams album cover
"Jakalope" It Dreams album cover
  • The Syracuse Jackalopes are a club running team based out of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.

The Odessa Jackalopes are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Image File history File links Cover for Jakalope album titled It Dreams. ... Image File history File links Cover for Jakalope album titled It Dreams. ...

Games

  • In World Of Warcraft, a jackalope-like creature called a "Wolpertinger", which resembles a jackalope with buzzard wings, is given away as a non-combat pet (companion) at a yearly in-game festival called Brewfest.
  • In the Real-Time Strategy game "Age of Empires 3" jackalopes appear as a treasure called "The Elusive Jackalope", which can give whoever gets it 240 XP (experience).
  • A jackalope was featured on the cover of Sam & Max Hit the Road, a computer game. Within the game, when Sam sees jackalope figurines in a kitschy roadside shop, he calls them "the bastard pets of Piltdown Man."
  • A jackalope character appears in the first chapter of the computer game King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride.
  • The jackalope appears as a monster in the roleplaying game Deadlands, where it has the power to cause bad luck.
  • In Rampage: Total Destruction there is a monster known as Jack the Jackalope.
  • There are hordes of jackalopes to shoot at in Redneck Rampage Rides Again.
  • In Urbz: Sims in the City the main character can create a jackalope on a DNA island as a pet.
  • In the Nintendo DS version of the Sims 2, you can purchase a statue of a jackalope.
  • The Exodus set of Magic: the Gathering has a common card named Jackalope Herd. Many of the animals shown have multiple sets of antlers and at least one has tusks, showing a visual similarity to real rabbits with shope papillomavirus.
  • The new pet system integrated in version 9 of FlyFF, a Korean originated computer rpg, includes a jackalope as a pet that increases the character's dexterity.

World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. ... The Wolpertinger Original by Albrecht Dürer The Wolpertinger (Crisensus bavaricus) (also called Wolperdinger, Poontinger or Woiperdinger) is a cryptid supposedly living in the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. ... Age of Empires III (AoE III) is the sequel to Age of Empires II and the fifth title of the history-based real-time strategy Age of Empires series of computer games. ... Sam & Max Hit the Road is a graphical adventure game, originally developed and released by LucasArts in 1993 for DOS and in 1995 for Macintosh computers. ... The portrait painted by John Cooke in 1915. ... A roleplaying game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create stories. ... Deadlands is a genre-mixing alternate history roleplaying game which combines the Western and horror genres. ... NDS redirects here. ... The Sims 2 is a computer game from Maxis and is the sequel to the popular game The Sims. ... Magic: The Gathering (colloq. ...

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Bloom County was a popular American comic strip by Berke Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980 until August 6, 1989. ... The following are minor characters from Berke Breatheds comic strip Bloom County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy was a pen name of American writer Laura Albert. ... Sarah is a story told by a 12-year-old boy called Cherry Vanilla. ... A truck stop is a commercial facility that provides fuel, parking and usually food and other services to long-haul trucks. ... Backwoods may refer to: Backwoods Camp Backwoods (song), a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Charles de Lint (born December 22, 1951) is a Canadian fantasy author and Celtic folk musician. ... Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is a prolific American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and movie novelizations. ... Mad Amos is a 1996 short story collection by American fantasy author Alan Dean Foster. ...

See also

A Jenny Haniver is a ray or a skate which has been modified and subsequently dried, resulting in a grotesque preserved specimen. ... R. Granbergs prepared skvader. ... The Wolpertinger Original by Albrecht Dürer The Wolpertinger (Crisensus bavaricus) (also called Wolperdinger, Poontinger or Woiperdinger) is a cryptid supposedly living in the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany. ... A fictional Wild Haggis specimen, Haggis Scoticus, as displayed in the Glasgow Kelvingrove gallery, next to a prepared example. ... Species , Patagonian Mara , Chacoan Mara The maras (Dolichotis) are a genus of the cavy family. ...

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