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THE JACKELOPE*

This mythical stag bunny is a mix of antelope and jackrabbit, a hybrid, like the almighty Griffin of lore. It drinks whisky, allegedly. It can imitate the human voice, allegedly. It only breeds during electrical storms, allegedly. It's been sighted in movies: "Brokeback Mountain," "First Snow," "The World's Fastest Indian." It's been heard on the radio in songs by: Brown Shoe, Clutch, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Jakalope, Laika, Shonen Knife, Soundarcade, Steve Earle. It's part of gameland: Age of Empires III, Deadlands, King's Quest VII, Rampage, Redneck Rampage Rides Again, SSX on Tour, etc. *Note: also spelled Jackalope, except the jackal is absent from its ancestry.

 

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