Beware the Jackalope!

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All along we were thinking the jackalope is a mythical beast, and it turns out we were wrong!

Jackalopes have been sighted several times this week in various locations throughout the United States, leading some to believe that the creatures have been purposely released into agricultural areas–released as part of a cunning plan by Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, and in cahoots with President Donald Trump–to prevent progressive candidates from being elected to local office.

A spokesman for jackalopes said jackalopes are above politics and have too much self-respect to get involved in it.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “Beware the Jackalope!

  • UnKnowable

    Them wascally wabbits can’t be trusted! Their working for the Russkies and rigging voting machines. I heard two of them talking out back of mah house, and they’re planning to take over any day now. 🙂

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  • Phoebe

    Having been stationed for three years in Wyoming, I’m very familiar with these jackalopes. They’re all over the place around Cheyenne, mostly hanging around souvenir shops. Come to think of it, do you suppose they were spying on our AF bases even back then (early 1970s)?

    I used to have a miniature statue of a jackalope, but it seems to have disappeared in one of my moves. Thanks for the reminder — and the chuckle.

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    • UnKnowable

      I used to go to Cheyenne to buy western wear. I loved the place, notwithstanding the wind, which got to me after while. Cheyenne is the home ground of the jackelope, and there’s no other place on earth that compares for sheer jackelopery. 🙂

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      • Phoebe

        You get used to the wind after a while, and it’s actually beneficial in the winter. A normal snowfall went something like this: four inches, drifting to four feet in spots, sits there for a day, and then the wind picks up and blows all the snow into Nebraska — along with hats, roofs, small children, etc…. No, I’m joking about the small children, but the wind did clear the snow away pretty rapidly.

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        • UnKnowable

          We had a milder version of the same in Denver. The Chinook winds could convert two feet of snow into slush in a couple of hours. But, right at the Colorado/Wyoming border the wind got a lot stronger. Everywhere along the Front Range seems to be prone to strong westwinds.

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