Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Zoology Lesson with Mandy

The Jackalope (Lepus-temperamentlus)
(aka: antelabbit, aunt benny, Wyoming thisled hare, or stagbunny)
This cute and furry creature is the Jackalope, one of the rarest animals in the world. It is a native of the American West, and the natives referred to it as a deerbunny. It is a hybrid of either an antelope and a species of killer rabbit or a pygmy-deer and killer rabbit. There is a flying version of this creature that can be found only in Wall, South Dakota. They are extremely smart and extremely rare, which explains why very little is truly known about these creatures and why very few have been captured.
Jackalope milk can be used for many medicinal purposes and as an aphrodisiac. The milk comes out already homogenized because of the powerful jumping capabilities that this creature has. Females can be milked while they are asleep, but this is strongly discouraged. These creatures are extremely shy, but once approached they become a dangerous killing machine.
The jackalope is so rare because they only breed during electrical storms that include hail. Also, very few have ever been captured because they can imitate many sounds, including that of the human voice. When being chased, they elude their captors by saying things like "That way!" and "Over there!" However, capture of these creatures is made easier if a flask of whiskey is placed outside at night. The jackalope has an extreme fondness for this drink, and after drinking it will become extremely intoxicated and move much slower.
Jackalope hunting is allowed in Douglas, Wyoming after the purchase of a special hunting license. The official season for hunting the Jackalope is between the hours of midnight and two am on June 31. The few who have caught a jackalope report that the meat has a similar taste to that of lobster.
This was your Zoology lesson with Mandy.


R said...

will there be a test?
I'm jacking on outta here, Jack!

Mandy said...

There will be no test.

R said...

Dang girl.