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  • pphil

    pphil

    #31006350 - 8 years ago

    Jackalope. It's a word, is it not? Therefore it's steamingly relevent. I've heard tales of this creature being a botched experiment let loose into the wild, or the freak occurence of nature at it's strangest. Why is it, and where are they now?

  • Vacant_Hope

    Vacant_Hope

    #31006351 - 8 years ago

    In reply to pphil, #1:

    From what I understand, the jackalope is a myth similar to Greek and Roman combinations of various animals. The myth could have originated with a viral cancer, Shopes Papillomavirus, that causes keratinous tumors on its head. Here is a short blurb someone wrote for Wikipedia that is accurate about the virus.

  • pphil

    pphil

    #31006352 - 8 years ago

    that's a good point. Naturally, I grew up with a brother that loves to convince me of stupid and crazy things. This, along with electricity being magic, was one of them.

  • Vacant_Hope

    Vacant_Hope

    #31006353 - 8 years ago

    In reply to pphil, #3:

    Luckily, my older sister did not do the same to me. Our verbal encounters usually ended with one of us BS-ing the other until it was reveled.

  • MortalMuse

    MortalMuse

    #31006354 - 8 years ago

    In reply to pphil, #1:

    Jackalope, it's a portmanteau of the words "jackrabbit" and "antelope". Pretty much like this:

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  • phoenix229

    phoenix229

    #31006355 - 8 years ago

    Jackalopes in action