Mythic horned hare features as Funko shop exclusive

This year, Funko’s Pop! Myths line has grown to feature Nessie and Chupacabra, and the toy company is adding one more monster to its roster before 2019 ends—North America’s cutest cryptid, the Jackalope.

According to The New York Times, the half jackrabbit, half antelope creature was created by amateur taxidermist Douglas Herrick. In 1932, Herrick returned from hunting and placed his newly obtained rodent prize near a stray pair of antlers. Stricken with a pang of inspiration, Herrick crafted the creature that would later become the de facto mascot of his hometown—coincidentally enough, called Douglas, Wyoming.

Herrick’s Jackalope wasn’t the creature’s first foray into humanity’s consciousness. Horned rabbits show up in depictions and descriptions dating as far back as the 1400s.

Funko’s depiction is $15 and is limited to one piece per order. Sales begin 2 p.m. ET, Dec. 11 at Shop.Funko.com.

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