Sunday, June 18, 2023

Varmints on jokers

 What are varmint animals?

"Varmint" is a slang terms for small wild animals that are a nuisance to people usually in terms of raiding the vegetable gardens or hen house. This would include rabbits, badgers, foxes, raccoons, weasels, and so forth.  Previously grouped with Monkeys, bears, and animals with paws or animals with antlers, horns, and tusks, varmints are now a distinct section.

Here's my favorite of this set.

I have spent years wondering about and researching this next joker. I'm convinced that this joker is based on some specific folklore story but I've failed so far in researching what it is. I write about it:  Folklore Mysteries from late 1800s on Joker Playing Cards.

This next rabbit joker is classifed as a rabbit joker which is why it is here. Of course, it is also an advertising joker but my principles of organization mandate the visual aspect overrules the purpose (ie advertising) for organizational purposes. If it were an advertising joker, it would be here:

Below are the ensemble pictures of the varmint (small mammals) jokers. Enjoy.  This first set has squirrels, armadillos, rabbits, and whatnots.

 Here are the backs ....

I really like the eight variations on the theme of a rabbit (or witch)  coming out of an egg and being accosted by either little people or kids with ray guns

I know you want to see more animal jokers: 
    1. Ensemble Animal combinations (cats AND dogs)
    2. Cats  or  Dogs Now there's a big cat subsection! 
    3. Flyers:  Birds, OwlsBees,  Butterflies  & Dragons 
    4. Horses , zebras, donkeys, giraffes ...
      1. Fantasy horses: centaurs, unicorns, pegasus
    5. Monkeys, bears, and others with paws 
    6. Animals with antlers, horns, and tusks
    7. Varmints - this article!
    8. Reptiles, amphibians, sea creatures  

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