The Jackalope is an animal that is near and dear to every Wyomingites heart.

Those of us that live near central Wyoming are especially enamored because Douglas, Wyoming is the "birthplace" of the Jackalope.

So, when I came across this poster of a Jackalope I was not only impressed but intrigued.

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Welcome aboard on this illustrated journey that goes on for the whole October! This is a first part of the series featuring various landmarks and cryptids - animals that are presumed to exist but haven't been proven by science (I know the definition is boarder than that but that's the branch I focus on in this series). This one depicts Grand Teton of Wyoming and the jackalope! Of course, this vintage advertisement inspired series is NOT meant to encourage anyone to travel in real life right now. You all know why, so stay home, stay safe and wear that mask. Rather, this intends to offer a safe way to explore the globe and appreciate its wonders from home, with a twist that's more or less fitting for the season Updates weekly throughout October with new landmarks and cryptids! #illustration #digitalillustration #art #artistsoninstagram #cryptids #cryptozoology #jackalope #wyoming #travelposter

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How cool is this poster?! But it's what the artist wrote that left me wondering. In his text, he mentions that this poster is the first in a series he has created about cryptids. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a Cryptid is "an animal (such as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster) that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist"

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  Those of us that know the true origins of the Jackalope know that there is no doubt that they DO NOT exist. They were created as a joke by a Wyoming taxidermist. Apparently, the artist isn't in on the joke, and frankly, I'm okay with that. Take a look at the graphic art he created to represent himself. The first pic is that of a dog and the second is "Pit" a Male Jackalope.

Who knew that Jackalopes preferred boxer briefs?


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