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We must be very quiet.
We are witnessing something very rare.
Under the light of a million stars,
Out on the prairie,
The jackalopes and their queen converge nightly.
She lovingly guides them on the travels
Over sagebrush and ground-cover cacti
She even gives a little hug to those that require extra encouragement
The jackalopes are rarely seen
(Some say they don't exist, but I don't believe it.)
But this is the first time the Queen has been captured in an image.
Don't let them notice we are here...
We will just sit here counting the un-countable numbers
of stars and watch in wonder...
For those who have not seen them before, jackalopes are purported to be mythical creatures, a cross between an antelope and a jack rabbit. They have become a symbol of popular culture in places like where I grew up in Wyoming. First-time visitors to the area are convincingly encouraged to keep looking out for them during their travels across the prairie!