J is for Jakalope and Jabberwocky

Some of the best made up creatures start with J. And nobody tells their tales better than fiction.

For instance, the fearsome jackalope is said to be a hybrid of the pygmy-deer and a killer rabbit. It can imitate any sound, including the human voice. They may be hunted during official jackalope season, which falls only on June 31, and lasts from midnight until 2am (source: Wikipedia).

A flaggerdoot of jakalopes, the (nearly) official mythological creature of Wyoming.

When Lewis Carroll’s Alice traveled through the looking-glass, she discovered the backwards poem about the Jabberwock, an imaginary creature so captivating it forced its way into the English language dictionary.

The Jabberwok, with eyes of flame, as illustrated by John Tenniel


I have many favorites across other letters, including Krampus. Perhaps we’ll visit him tomorrow.


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