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Old 03-19-19, 05:33 AM
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Dangers from Jackalopes?

I will be cycling in the West this summer and hear that jackalopes can be quite dangerous.
Has anyone had any bad experiences with them?
Is bear spray effective against them or is there jackalope spray?
Thanx.
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Old 03-19-19, 05:41 AM
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I tour with a coyote to ward off jackalopes, especially when I cowboy camp. It's worked so far as the only jackalopes I have seen have been stuffed and hanging on the walls of bars and restaurants.

YMMV
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Old 03-19-19, 05:58 AM
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tie a red onion cut in half with a a pink string on your rear fender. only thing that helps.
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you guys are idiots

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I don't think even Coyote Peterson would mess with them!
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Jackalopes are just make believe. Like leprechauns, unicorns, or eskimos.
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Old 03-19-19, 07:15 AM
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Old 03-19-19, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by flyjimmy View Post
Jackalopes are just make believe. Like leprechauns, unicorns, or eskimos.
Proof eskimos and leprechauns are real.



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Old 03-19-19, 07:26 AM
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Eskimo?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo
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Old 03-19-19, 07:34 AM
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Arizona native here. Jackalopes are definitely a hazard, especially in the spring and early summer during their rutting season.

They are a real hazard to bikes (and motorcycles) as they like to charge anything and their antlers get stuck in the spokes, flipping you over. At that point, you better hope it's a lone male, and not a whole pack.....

The real danger in the desert though, is the snipes. There's a reason there's always such a large bounty on their hides!!
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The real danger in the desert though, is the snipes. There's a reason there's always such a large bounty on their hides!!
FACT: You're more likely to run across the bones of snipe-hunter than a snipe!
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i take back my onion and string defense against jackalopes, just take this guy. He has obviously earned their trust and enslaved them.
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Old 03-19-19, 08:06 AM
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Snipe hunting guns will work against jackalopes, but need different ammo.
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Originally Posted by phile View Post
tie a red onion cut in half with a a pink string on your rear fender. only thing that helps.
Can I just use a purple string? I think the sun would fade it after awhile, to something like pink. 🤔
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post

Can I just use a purple string? I think the sun would fade it after awhile, to something like pink. 🤔
only use this if you are willing to take the risk of jackalopes humping your earholes. it is a well known fact that purple strings are the way female jackalopes let the males know they are ready to mate.
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What kind of self-respecting outdoorsman worries about jackelopes or snipes? The real danger is from chupacabres.


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Old 03-19-19, 08:25 AM
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You canít believe everything on Wikipedia.
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Old 03-19-19, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
What kind of self-respecting outdoorsman worries about jackelopes or snipes? The real danger is from chupacabres.


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Absolutely the truth. Studies have shown that paper bags and flashlights are of no use against chupacabres. I think itís even stated on Wikipedia. So there ya go.
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My strategy for Jackalope is the exact opposite than for bear or cougar.

Keep very quiet. Stand still and wait till it gets close. Then try to pluck a tail feather - If you do it's considered good luck and a proud mommento for the brim of your hat!
They are all but extinct in our neck of the woods. We Canadians are a lucky people but have given up brimmed hats for more environmentally friendly toques.
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Absolutely the truth. Studies have shown that paper bags and flashlights are of no use against chupacabres. I think itís even stated on Wikipedia. So there ya go.
All you can do is choke them out. That guy in Colorado who choked the mountain lion was almost certainly just training for a bicycling tour of the Southwest during chupacabra season.

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only use this if you are willing to take the risk of jackalopes humping your earholes. it is a well known fact that purple strings are the way female jackalopes let the males know they are ready to mate.
Well, let's nevermind the purple string then. 😲 And please, everyone, stop disrespecting leprechauns, especially so close to St. Patrick's Day. You don't want them peeing in your Lucky Charms, do you?
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Old 03-19-19, 08:48 AM
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Absolutely the truth. Studies have shown that paper bags and flashlights are of no use against chupacabres. I think itís even stated on Wikipedia. So there ya go.
Also riding with no hands and singing Iím a ďLittle Tea PotĒ will keep off the Jackalopes but will attract other possibly unwanted attention. So here in lies the dilemma.
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Old 03-19-19, 09:19 AM
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is it Friday already?
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i take back my onion and string defense against jackalopes, just take this guy. He has obviously earned their trust and enslaved them.
Some say, enslavement is a jackalope's natural state.
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Old 03-19-19, 09:24 AM
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Head to Cascadia. Maybe you'll see the Tree Octopus.


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