The Great Horned Rabbit The Jackalope (Lepus-temperamentalus) is one of the rarest animals in the world. Known by the ancients as "deer bunnies", it wasn't until the early 1960's that the modern more fearsome name of "Jackalope" was adopted. A cross between a now extinct pygmy-deer and a species of killer-rabbit, they are extremely shy unless approached. None have ever been captured alive. They can; however, be lured by beautiful women and whiskey. It is written that you can extract the Jackalope's milk as it sleeps belly up at night. The milk is believed to be medicinal and can be used to treat a variety of afflictions. The truth is these creatures are aggressive and unpredictable, and should not be provoked for any reason! Thus, it is also sometimes called the "warrior rabbit." Jackalopes possess an uncanny ability to mimic human sounds. 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. Jackalopes become especially vocal before thunderstorms, perhaps because they mate only when lightning flashes. The Jackalope once roamed the plains of the South and Southwest in vast herds that grazed on the natural grasses. Their antlers, originally used in ceremonial battles for territory and breeding rights, later proved a vital asset when battling buffalos for shrinking grasslands. When forced into smaller and smaller regions the Jackalopes became desperate for food, and would lay waste to entire farms, ranches and the occasional saloon. Driven nearly to extinction by hunters and outraged farmers! Now we must ban together and save this dying species! It is the time to save the Jacklopes! Douglas, Wyoming 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. The Jackalope is now most commonly sighted in the states of Wyoming, Colorado, and most recently Arkansas. However, the Jackalope does appear to have a European cousin, which in Germany is known as the Wolperdinger. In Sweden, a related species is called the Skvader. Despite the questionable moral of these creatures. If a Jackalope does grace you with his/her presence either in a dream or reality, they are a good omen. It is believed that if you place the image of a Jackalope by your door, they will protect and bless your home. Please spread the word! Save the Jackalopes!