The Jackalope (Lepus-temperamentalus) is one of the rarest animals in the world. A cross between an extinct pygmy-deer and a species of killer-rabbit, they are extremely shy. None have ever been captured alive and this rare drawing shows a mighty buck about to strike.
It is said that a jackalope may be caught by putting a flask of whisky out at night. The jackalope will drink its fill of whisky and its intoxication will make it easier to catch. Jackalopes will also only breed during electrical storms with hail, explaining its rarity.
Known by the ancients as “deerbunnies”, it wasn’t until the early 1960’s that the modern more fearsome “jackalope” name was adopted.
Death Valley (or D.V.) was one such fearsome jackalope that fought in many battles during the pioneer days. He was the king of all jackalopes and worked tirelessly to protect his family and friends. Unfortunately like most warriors, one day he was defeated, suddenly leaving all his crown duties to his much younger and gentler brother. Whisper had some different ideas on how to solve the warren’s problems. He found that if he nibbled on coffee beans in the mornings and sipped whisky at night, everything was quite alright. Soon his entire warren was nibbling beans in the morning and sipping whisky at night!