Wildlife Profile / The Jackalope

picture of jackalope

 

The Nevada Jackalope (NevadaLepus-temperamentalus) is one of the rarest animals in the world. A cross between an extinct pygmy-deer and a species of killer-rabbit, they are extremely shy unless provoked. None have ever been captured alive, but a few Jackalope’s have been killed by hunters and they almost always display them proudly.  Above is a rare photo of a mighty buck about to charge.

Known by the ancients as “deerbunnies”, it wasn’t until the early 1960’s that the modern more fearsome “Jackalope” name was adopted.

It is written that you can extract a Jackalope’s milk as it sleeps belly up at night. The milk is believed to be medicinal and can be used for a variety of afflictions. The truth is these creatures are aggressive and unpredictable, and should not be provoked for any reason!

The Nevada Wildlife Department continues to deny their existence, but because of the hundreds of sittings, many believe as I do that the Jackalope although very rare, do live and thrive in Nevada.  Most of these Jackalope sittings have been in the northwestern part of Nevada.

 

Rewards continue to be offered, for anyone that successfully captures one of these rare creatures.  For those adventurous enough to attempt to collect the rewards by capturing a Nevada Jackalope, please be extremely careful.

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