The Legend Of the Fearsome Jackalope
Here on the great plains of the U.S.A.. We have a legendary creature called a Jackalope.
It's a giant jackrabbit with antlers. Like an antelope!
Trappers and fur traders in the 1800s used to pass on stories of roaving bands of jackalopes that would cause mischief and terrorize settlers and caravans. Even attacked people with their mighty horns.
Some even say some cowboys would wrestle one into submission and ride them like broncos!
My grandad said that in the 1920s people had enough of these giant horned rabbits eating people and they got bands of men together to roam the countryside with clubs and eradicated them in mass.
But every once in awhile someone comes running into the donut shop on a Sunday morning hair askew and raves to all the locals how they saw one the night before.
Most people just chalk it up to Dave drinking too much whiskey again.
But to others.....
The Jackalope is still out there!
Ready to kill your children with its fearsome horns and giant bunny feet.
Long live the Legend of the Jackalope!
Do you have any legendary creatures where you're from?