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This article is about the folkloric animal. For the Canadian band, see Jakalope.
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. However, creatures such as the griffin and the chimera perhaps suggest that 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.

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.

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BondoFox Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lycanthropeful Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it's like part Grant Wood's American Gothic, part angry/protective dad with a shotgun. I like the creativity of this piece, and the rendering is absolutely gorgeous. The character you've put into these jackrabbits is great! Nice work. =D
Kelii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yum, I spy a tasty canard!

Only kidding.
TheVioletRose Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
I herd they are Scottish Rumored...
Milizha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
amazing, I adore this pic!:)
Kelii Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much.
jinx-black Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
now this is art I can get behind. excellent work
Kelii Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really clever. :D
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