In the desolate yet beautiful landscapes of the table Mesa Planes in Arizona lives a majestic,elusive,mystical creature that has had man baffled over it's unique origin of what seems to be a genetic cross breeding. It is believed that centuries ago this beautiful elusive creature roamed all over North America and Canada. Do to habitat changes and the encroachment of man has systematically driven these species to extinction, except for the undisturbed Table of Mesa Planes. This is now believed to be it's sole refuge and the place of undisturbed habitat.

The Jackalope is a rare and a Devinne creature that was placed on this earth, with it's horns for defense, it's ears for protection and eyes placed ever so elegantly to see everything. Unfortunately this would prove not enough to keep the species thriving. Man's discovery of the Jackalope only turned this rare creature into a sporting event of hunting for them. Man would use the head of the Jackalope because of it's horns and mount them on a plaque to display them on there walls. They would hunt for the female Jackalope for her long fury felt like feet as souvenirs and dispose of the rest of body like garbage.

As the years went on the hunting continued all over North America and Canada finally making the Jackalope extinct, or so man thought. But here in Arizona at the table mesa planes. A small herd can be spotted every now and then. There have also been sightings in a town close by called Sun City.

Please if you ever get a chance to see one that is not mounted on some hunters wall relish the mystical moment and cherish the memories forever. Never take for granted the legends and story's you hear, as they have originated from somewhere. Long live the mighty jackalope.

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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know Author

sgbrown: Thank you for the wonderful comment. It was a fun hub to writre.

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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

When I lived in El Paso, Texas, we would tell our visiting relatives about the Jackalopes. We were never able to catch one though. Cute hub! :)

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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know Author

Thank you for your intrest in the jackalope article i hope you have enjoyed the read.

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I Am Rosa 4 years ago from Canada

Saw my first Jackalope a the "Call of the Wild" museum in Michigan when I was a kid ... still in love with it ....

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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know Author

To funny love the response and thank you so much.

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jessefutch 4 years ago from North Carolina

Jackalopes are definitely not extinct. I have to make one correction though: Jackalopes are still found throughout Texas and the swamps of Louisiana! I shot at one once. It deflected the bullet with its horns though. It then slapped me and made me write bad checks. That was ten years ago. My credit has never been the same.

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rickzimmerman 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

Love the jackalope! Must be related to The Cactoose that I captured in one of my hubs . . . .

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, ha ha this is so funny, I remember that actually this is a huge thing in Scotland too! Humour seems to travel! lol

Johnny Reyes 5 years ago

Fast as fast can be you'll never catch me... hahahahaha

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Jackalopes taste pretty good so yes, please stop hunting them for fun - us wolves like eating them : )

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GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know Author

Jennie Demario: Thank you and yes that was a funny clip !!

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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

aww he's cute.. does anyone else remember the jackelope clips from america's funniest home videos? ha ha wow this hub brought me back thinking about that

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