The Flabbit - a brilliant hoax
Does anyone remember it??!!!
Back in the mid 80's some bloke claimed to have discovered a new creature in Australia (in the forests around Kurrajong from memory) that was a cross between a rabbit and a bird, essentially a rabbit with wings. He had "photos" which ran in the newspapers, and it was the top headline story on the news for a week.
Of course it was found to be a fraud a week later, but everyone fell for it hook, line and sinker. Seems astoundingly ridiculous to think that all the media and the public as a whole could be so gullible.
I've googled but can't find any pics.