I first learned of the jackelope on my trips to New Mexico. For the uninitiated:
The jackalope is an antlered species of rabbit, unfortunately rumored to be extinct, though occasional sightings of this rare creature continue to occur, suggesting that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in its native home, the American West.
The jackalope is an aggressive species, willing to use its antlers to fight. Thus, it is also sometimes called the “warrior rabbit.”
Our host made an oragami jackelope out of a cloth napkin and had convinced a few of the girls of its existence. I thought it a tall tale, but today I encountered first hand evidence that the jackelope at least once existed 😉
At the Texas Roadhouse restaraunt with my parents in Boardman, Ohio. Behold: