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theres always like those people who dress as clowns to fuck around and they hide in the woods n stuff, someone should make a short film about one of those people wondering into a stretch of woods thats home to the goatman or the beast of bray road
COTW#185: Jackalope redone
The Jackalope or Antelabbit (Also known as the Warrior rabbit) is a mythical animal of North American folklore described as a jackrabbit with antelope/pronghorn horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant’s tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antelope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known as Lepus temperamentalus.
It is possible that the tales of Jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus, which causes the growth of horn and antler-like tumors in various places on the rabbit’s head and body. This can occur in cottontail rabbits under natural conditions and in domestic rabbits under experimental conditions. Systemic regression of warts occurs in a variable proportion of rabbits as a consequence of a specific cell-mediated immune response. Persistent warts may progress into invasive carcinomas. Progression into carcinomas is observed in approximately 25% of cottontail rabbits and in up to 75% of domestic rabbits with persistent warts.
           
The Jackalope has bred the rise of many outlandish (and largely tongue-in-cheek) claims as to the creature’s habits. For example, it is said to be a hybrid of the pygmy-deer and a species of “killer rabbit”. Reportedly, Jackalopes are extremely shy unless approached. They can run up to 90 miles per hour. Legend also has it that female jackanapes can be milked as they sleep belly up and that the milk can be used for a variety of medicinal purposes. It has also been said that the Jackalope can convincingly imitate any sound, including the human voice. It uses this ability to elude pursuers, chiefly by using phrases such as “There he goes! That way!”
During days of the Old West, when cowboys gathered by the campfires singing at night, Jackanapes could often be heard mimicking their voices. It is said that a Jackalope may be caught by putting a flask of whiskey out at night. The Jackalope will drink its fill of whiskey and its intoxication will make it easier to hunt. In some parts of the United States it is said that Jackalope meat has a taste similar to lobster. However, legend has it that they are dangerous if approached. It has also been said that Jackanapes will only breed during electrical storms including hail, explaining its rarity.
The town of Douglas, Wyoming, has declared itself to be the Jackalope capital of America because, according to legend, the first Jackalope was spotted there around 1829. A large statue of a Jackalope stands in the town center, and every year the town plays host to Jackalope Day, usually held in June. Jackalope hunting licenses can be obtained from the Douglas Chamber of Commerce, though the hunting of Jackalopes is restricted to the hours of 12:00 am to 2:00 am on June 31 and the hunters IQ must be lower than 72. Now it is said that the most likely place to see
           
According to the Douglas Chamber of Commerce, a 1930s hunting trip for jackrabbits led to the idea of a Jackalope. Herrick and his brother had studied taxidermy by mail order as teenagers. When the brothers returned from a hunting trip, Herrick tossed a jackrabbit carcass into the taxidermy store, where it came to rest beside a pair of deer antlers. The accidental combination of animal forms sparked Douglas Herrick’s idea for a Jackalope.
That first Jackalope was sold for $10 to Roy Ball, who installed it proudly in the town's Bonte Hotel. The mounted horned jackrabbit head was stolen in 1977.
Whether or not the Jackalope exists and roamed is up for debate but the stories of the Jackalope will go on and with it also carry on the legacy of the Old West, a time of when legends ran wild.

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There is a photo of a possible Jackalope outside of Chugwater, Wyoming, on the side of the road.

A Jackalope statue can be found at Wall Drug, the number one roadside attraction in the world, found in South Dakota.
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www.cityofdouglas.org/255/The-…
www.walldrug.com/
www.legendsofamerica.com/wy-ja…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shope_pa…
www.nwf.org/educational-resour…
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 Just had an idea for a Cryptid d
Sketch series. 
A life after human type idea but revolving around Cryptids, assuming that do exist, conflict with animals and other Cryptids.

One idea: 10 years after human has gone extinct due to an unknown disease, Australia is ran riot with invasive species, one of which are big black cats. Over the years without human interference they have breed and spread across the red continant, however this has caused conflict among the dominant predator, the megalania, with the big cats outcompeting the ancient reptile, the last few megalania remain hunting camel's in only the hottest and most desolate habitat, The great Victorian Desert. 
COTW#184: Beaman

The Beaman Monster of the Kansas City (MO) area is said to be some sort of hybrid primate.

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Russell Holman, an 81-year old native of Sedalia, said that the legend of the Beaman Monster can be traced back to the 1900s. His father had told him a circus train got wrecked in the year 1904. Several animals used in the circus shows were aboard. During the train crash, a 12-foot tall gorilla had escaped. Many people believe that the Beaman Monster was really the offspring of the escaped gorilla.

Holman relates that one of his uncles residing on Glenn Road had told him about a hunt that happened in his cornfield during the late 1950s by people carrying all sorts of shotguns, to catch the Beaman Monster. "It seems like they revive that story every 50 years," Holman said. "Dad said, when the boys would get out of hand, they'd call out the Beaman Monster if you didn't behave. I never did see anything." The Beaman monster was used like the bogeyman to scare children into behaving and was therefore known to most people as a story or local legend.

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A 29-year old Sedalia native, Daemon Smith claimed to have seen the creature and described it as something like a coyote or wolf. Smith saw this monster when he was around 10 years old. He was then riding in his uncle’s pickup truck when a wolf-shaped creature emerged from the woods and started running at the sides of the vehicle. "I've seen what my uncles told me was the Beaman Legend," said Daemon. "I haven't heard nobody speak of it since I was little It wasn't quite animalistic," Smith said. "It's hard to explain unless you've seen it." Other strange happenings occurred around the farm of Smith's uncle.

Smith remembered when a pig was found mauled to death without any signs of another animal, such as tracks. Another time, a dark figure moved around in the woods during a thunderstorm. He said. "It's like one of those things, it could be something or it could be your imagination. It's not like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, I think something does exist that's unexplainable."

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There have been reports of large footprints. Steve Mallard, 41, who grew up near Smithton saw some when he was about 12, Mallard and a friend went behind his parents' barn to dig for worms to go fishing. It was a spring morning, with dew on the grass and the boys saw a spot where it "looked like a deer or something had laid down." Then they noticed the footprints. "There were these huge footprints," Mallard said. "We followed them down to the pond and just got spooked. They were big; we couldn't stride that far apart." Mallard said he thinks the Beaman Monster may exist, especially after watching documentaries about American Indians who described seeing similar creatures."I get made fun of for it all the time, but I know what I saw that morning, and I'll never forget it," he said. Some say the Beaman Monster as a prank in the 1950s.

Jerry Laudenberger, 65, of Sedalia, was in high school in 1957 or 1958, when Broadway Boulevard was widened to four lanes. "This was about the same time the technology came along that used strobe lights as a caution (for the road construction)," he said. Some teenagers stole a construction sign with large, round, yellow flashing lights, covered it with brush and hid it in a field near Beaman. "We would drive out there just to see who was out there checking on the monster," Laudenberger said. "Mainly to see who was gullible enough to see the monster. ... It did kind of look like eyes flashing." Laudenberger said he knows the culprits behind the prank, but "I've held the secret 50 years; I'm not telling now."

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I'm enjoying these reddit stories like, why I don't deep sea dive or, I know why we don't go to moon.

Whoever made these are creative, though they should say that it's fake. I don't think someone can experience so many extreme things, and this is coming from me, someone's who's seen like 4 different humanoids.

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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Hello! I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but just to make sure I tagged you in this journal (Tagged). I'm just making sure you know because one of the people in the list tagged me back and DeviantArt didn't notify me. I only knew because I watch them.
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DinoDragoZilla17 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Just ignore the above. I got it working.
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching me Matt!  I am guessing it was you that commented on my YouTube channel recently! :)
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018

Oh my heroic DA fellow. You have faved me.

Would you care for a moon lit duel?

I promise it will be a most fair match.

For I will only duel with thee with one arm. Sword Tard   

 

Artorias Dark Souls by DubuGomdori

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Trendorman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
While I ponder weak or wary i accept the must be duel thoe presents me with.

Its hard to talk like that, But if its a duel of art, you have me beat a thousand times over
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
Oh fee fi fo fum!
This was supposed to be a duel of mere swordsplay.
Oh well, care to share some noodles my dear DA?
*Free Icon/Emote* Ramen Pusheen   
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Trendorman Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Dango-blush 

Well golly goodness, Id be more than happy to share! of course you dont have to all out on it at all!
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Thanks for the fav :)
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I'm late too, but happy birthday! Mine is also in March
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