There once was a creature, so chthonic,
Sighted in the woods of Wyoming.
A hybrid hare with pronghorn antlers,
Names it had, Jackalope and Wolpertinger.
With time it fostered many portmanteau,
Even a love story between a hare and a roe.
At La Bonte its head was a show,
Herrick the hunter made a bit of dough.
The Aztecs adored, the Old West abhorred
About a creature full of mystery and gore.
In 1933, Shope made a discovery.
A villainous virus that shaped Fluffy so monstrous.
Protrusions so keratinous,
Death from hunger, a fate so callous.
Jutting from spine and groin, mouth and muzzle.
How he wished to nibble on his favourite vegetable.
Triggers: This bitter Earth by Dinah Washington