The Jackalope, Everything Science Knows About Them [Satire]
It's a rabbit with antlers. That much we know for sure. But there are so many stories about the jackalope how do we know fact from fiction?
The first half of our list of undisputed scientific facts comes from the website The Legend Of The Jackalope.
According to the website's author, a famous and highly accredited scientist, who has chosen to remain anonymous, the jackalope is the product of a male jackrabbit and a female antelope.
The author reports Jackalopes have been heard mimicking human sounds. When cowboys gather around campfires for a sing-along, jackalopes will join. They like to sing bass.
Jackalope milk is highly sought after on the black market because it is believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac.
Other places on the internet note that thy are generally in Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico. The Jackalope even has a long lost relative that goes by the name of the Wolpertinger, which basically looks like if a taxidermist really got his craft mixed up on a tipsy day.
Jackalope hunting licenses can be obtained from the Douglas Wyoming Chamber of Commerce, though the hunting of jackalopes is restricted to the hours of midnight to 2 am on June 31. Hunters are advised to wear stovepipes on their legs in case the creature charges with their antlers. According to the fact sheet accompanying the official hunting license, "They are normally peaceful, but become a 'bundle of fury' if startled or cornered, using their knife-like horns to the greatest advantage." They probably mean antlers rather than horns, but whatever.
See more of these amazing jackalope "facts" here.
The jackalope is a fierce hunter. They also love to eat wolves. This is explained in the documentary "Jackalopes Are Real.