The Jackalope

In days long past there was word of a creature roaming the American lands. A fearsome beast – half rabbit, half deer. That creature was known by the name of the Jackalope. First sighted by Private John Colter in 1806, tales of the baneful critter soon became legend amongst those to choose a life in fear over gruesome death. As the years passed by and reliable evidence proved to be a thing of peculiar rarity, Jackalopes were presumed dead or nothing more than the foolish babblings of loners and madmen. In 1813, John Colter died a healthy man of barely 40 years. Some claimed Jaundice to be the cause of his sudden death.
A body was never found.