Flopsy the Jackalope - Silly America's jackalope mascot - in his spot in our road trip car.

Meet Flopsy: our stuffed Jackalope mascot!

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Flopsy the Jackalope hopped into my life (and my car) at Wall Drug in South Dakota, and has become my new best travel pal (and my new Silly America stuffed jackalope mascot)!

Flospy the Jackalope - Silly America's jackalope mascot
Flospy the Jackalope – Silly America’s jackalope stuffed animal mascot

Flopsy is a Jackalope, which is a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope. This mammal one of the rarest animals in the land. So rare, that many, wrongly, believe that it doesn’t really exist.

Jackalopes are native to Wall, South Dakota and Douglas, Wyoming (the jackalope capital of the world and home of both the world’s largest jackalope and the world’s even larger jackalope), but can be found across the United States (I once even spotted on in Austin, Texas!).

The animals are fast, and can speed at up to 63 miles per hour, so it’s sometimes tough to catch a glimpse. Consider yourself lucky if you’ve ever seen a jackalope in the wild. Even luckier are you if one of them decides to let you adopt him! Especially as they are known as being very shy creatures.

Flopsy made himself a home in what used to be the cell phone holder in my car, but now is to be known as the Flopsy cave. From his seat in my car, he will be my travel buddy, and navigator, on upcoming adventures around the country. He tells me that he is so excited to explore the world and can’t wait to travel with me!

Here are some photos of my new friend from the rest of the road trip:

Stuffed jackalope on the World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska
World’s Largest Porch Swing in Hebron, Nebraska
World's Largest Truckstop - Iowa 80 Truckstop
World’s Largest Truckstop – Iowa 80 Truckstop
Flopsy the Jackalope - Silly America's jackalope mascot - in his spot in our road trip car.
Flopsy in his spot in our road trip car.
Flopsy the Jackalope - Silly America's jackalope mascot - tucked into a hotel bed after a long day of road tripping.
Tucked into a hotel bed after a long day of road tripping.

Stay tuned for more adventures with Flopsy, my stuffed jackalope mascot, by my side!

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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