Why Jackalopes?

I have a thing for creatures that don’t exist + I live in America = I have a thing for American mythical creatures.

Now, some might think first of Bigfoot or the Wendigo, but for me, it’s all about the Jackalope. (Tweet thisI mean really, put antlers on an animal and it goes from normal to legendary. Don’t believe me? Check these out:

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Celestine & the Hare creates the most amazing felt creatures. Isn’t this one adorable? I want to take him home!
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The #catibou drawn by the fabulously talented @Aaronhowdle

Now these two deliciously novel critters are new on the scene so they don’t have any backstory. How about we come up with some?

What legendary event produced the polalope and/or the catibou? (Tweet thisWhat mythical abilities do they have? What is their special weakness? Comment below!

In the upcoming weeks, stay tuned for more traditional American mythical creatures like the cactus cat, hoop snake, bigfoot, and the /gasp/ chupacabra.

And if you see any jackalopes while you’re out and about – or anything else that has antlers that shouldn’t – shoot me a message with a picture. We’ll post it here for all to see, and who knows? You just might win something!




One thought on “Why Jackalopes?

  1. That poor cat probably has a hard time eating without antlers getting in the way. Perhaps once upon a time there was a group of animals who wronged Grandfather Fairy Reindeer – perhaps they mocked his antlers or refused to help him when he was caught in a bush – it was a test and they failed and so they were cursed to forever wear a similar burden. And only performing 700 kind deeds will break the curse. The polalope broke his curse promptly but he ended up loving the horns and the Grandfather Fairy Reindeer allowed him to keep them. He likes to share his story with the young cubs as he teaches them to look out for each other. The catibou was a typical cat, refusing to do anything demanded of him. He is ashamed of his appearance and very antisocial so he spends the centuries yowling at the moon, scaring campers and animals alike.

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