What is a Jackalope?
The first recorded Jackalope sighting occurred in the American Mid-west in the mid-1800’s. The American Jackalope is a large Hare-like creature distinguished from its cousins the Jack rabbit, Hare, and Cotton tail by its prominent horns. The American Jackalope is known to be a trickster who occasionally mimics the human voice to lure cowboys away from their campfires in order to steal their food or sometimes just for a laugh.
The much rarer and somewhat smaller Eastern-Canadian Jackalope or Jacques-à-lopes is a quieter, gentler animal than its American cousin. It is less Hare-like and resembles The Cottontail Rabbit but has small prong horns centred slightly forward of it long ears.
The Eastern-Canadian Jackalope makes its home mainly in rocky areas enjoying both cedar bush and maple forests which abound in Eastern Ontario. The Jackalope is also known to inhabit farmland where rabbits are prominent as it like to “blend in” with its cousins to avoid detection.
Most Jackalopes are wary of people and have only contempt for Hunters. The Jackalope is so wiley and shy that there have been very few sightings. In fact sightings are so rare that many people do not believe that Jackalopes exist. Jackalopes are not recognized by the WWF as endangered as a count has never been possible.
The main diet of the Jackalope is similar to that of the cottontail with the exception of a penchant for Maple Syrup and campfire marshmallows.