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22nd Apr '18 10:27:57 AM nombretomado
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* The '''Joint Snake''', a snake that can [[SegmentedSerpent split into many different segments]] that each go their own way when it's threatened; [[IThoughtItMeant it does not, as far as we know, enjoy marijuana.]]

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* The '''Joint Snake''', a snake that can [[SegmentedSerpent split into many different segments]] that each go their own way when it's threatened; [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant it does not, as far as we know, enjoy marijuana.]]
10th Mar '18 9:44:27 PM Yuihime
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* The "rabbits" in ''VideoGame/DontStarve'' have antlers, implying they are really jackalopes.
9th Mar '18 9:47:44 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Lufferlang''', a GiantSpider with a horse's head. Extremely swift and ferocious, it can only be repelled with a mirror, as the only thing that terrifies it is its own hideousness.
8th Mar '18 11:10:17 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Snow Wasset''' is a large weasel-like animal that swims through deep snowdrifts like a shark and hibernates in summer.
4th Mar '18 7:35:30 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Bildad''', a strange cross of beaver and waterfowl (think a reverse platypus); it's so quick, it can dive into the water and catch a fish before it even makes a splash.

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* The '''Bildad''', a strange cross of beaver and waterfowl (think a reverse platypus); waterfowl; it's so quick, it can dive into the water and catch a fish before it even makes a splash.



* The '''Central American Whintosser''', an aggressive carnivore with a long tent-shaped body covered in legs that allow it to walk sideways and upside down.
* The '''Dingbat''', a horned bat that is so fast it can catch and swallow bullets in midair without harm.



* The '''Fur-Bearing Trout''', a fish that grows a downy white coat to survive cold winters in the Great Lakes.

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* The '''Funeral Mountain Terrashot''', which resembles an open casket on four legs. They migrate across Nevada in single file, but many die and leave coffin-shaped holes in the ground.
* The '''Fur-Bearing Trout''', a fish that grows a downy white coat to survive cold winters in the Great Lakes. A popular choice for taxidermist humour.



* The '''Pinnacle Grouse''' has only one wing, so it can only fly in a circle, usually around the circumference of a hill or a mountain. Its feathers change colour with the seasons.



* The Snallygaster should not be confused with the '''Snoligoster''', which resembles a hairy, legless crocodile with a propeller on its tail and a big spike on its back that it uses to to carry kills until it gets hungry.



* The '''Teakettler''', a little vermin that infests tea kettles and makes them rattle incessantly through the night.

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* The '''Teakettler''', a little vermin shy corgi-like animal named for its incessant whistling and the steam that infests tea kettles and makes them rattle incessantly through the night.issues from its mouth.



* The '''Upland Trout''' is a fish with wings that dislikes water, so it builds its nest in trees.
* The '''Wampus Cat''', which resembles a cougar, but [[WasOnceAMan was originally a Cherokee woman]] cursed into a feline form. Its yowl is said to be an omen of death, and it has been blamed for many disappearances and attacks in Tennessee and neighboring states. Also the mascot of a number of institutions in its home range.

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* The '''Upland Trout''' is a fish with wings that dislikes water, so it builds its nest in trees.
trees. Can often be seen in taxidermy.
* The '''Wampus Cat''', which resembles a cougar, but [[WasOnceAMan was originally is in fact a Cherokee woman]] cursed into with a feline form. Its yowl is said to be an omen of death, and it has been blamed for many disappearances and attacks in Tennessee and neighboring states. Also the mascot of a number of institutions in its home range.
25th Feb '18 9:57:01 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Axehandle Hound''', a scraggly white dog with an axe-shaped head that feeds on axe handles left unattended in the woods at night; described by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges in the ''Book of Imaginary Beings''.

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* The '''Axehandle Hound''', a scraggly white dachshund-like dog with an axe-shaped head that feeds on axe handles left unattended in the woods at night; described by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges in the ''Book of Imaginary Beings''.



* The '''Bildad''', a strange cross of beaver and waterfowl; it's so quick, it can dive into the water and catch a fish before it even makes a splash.

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* The '''Bildad''', a strange cross of beaver and waterfowl; waterfowl (think a reverse platypus); it's so quick, it can dive into the water and catch a fish before it even makes a splash.



* The '''Wapaloosie''', an arboreal creature from the Pacific Northwest resembling a mouse with a caterpillar-like body. Its fur is extremely soft, but anything made from its fur becomes animate, with a penchant for climbing things.

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* The '''Wapaloosie''', an arboreal creature from the Pacific Northwest resembling a mouse with a caterpillar-like body. Its fur is extremely soft, but anything made from its fur it becomes animate, with a penchant for climbing things.
22nd Dec '17 8:32:02 AM Theriocephalus
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* A line from Music/SteelyDan's song "Any Major Dude Will Tell You': "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears? / Well, look at mine"

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* A line from Music/SteelyDan's song "Any Major Dude Will Tell You': You": "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears? / Well, look at mine"
22nd Dec '17 8:28:42 AM Theriocephalus
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Perhaps the most famous of the bunch (and the subject of more than one popular song), the Squonk is a miserable animal, "The most melancholy of creatures", that allegedly inhabits the coniferous forests of northern Pennsylvania. Because its skin is covered in warts, blemishes, blisters and abrasions, the Squonk is disgusting to look at--and it ''knows'' this, which is why it hides underground during the day, hoping not to offend any other creature with its hideous appearance. At night, the Squonks all come out into the open and openly weep; the strange sounds lumberjacks and other frontiersmen heard in the forest at night were attributed to their crying.

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Perhaps the most famous of the bunch (and the subject of more than one popular song), the Squonk is a miserable animal, "The most melancholy of creatures", that allegedly inhabits the coniferous forests of northern Pennsylvania. Because its skin is covered in warts, blemishes, blisters and abrasions, the Squonk is disgusting to look at--and at -- and it ''knows'' this, which is why it hides underground during the day, hoping not to offend any other creature with its hideous appearance. At night, the Squonks all come out into the open and openly weep; the strange sounds lumberjacks and other frontiersmen heard in the forest at night were attributed to their crying.



* A line from Music/SteelyDan's song 'Any Major Dude Will Tell You': "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears? / Well, look at mine"

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* A line from Music/SteelyDan's song 'Any "Any Major Dude Will Tell You': "Have you ever seen a Squonk's tears? / Well, look at mine"
15th Oct '17 8:52:40 PM Theriocephalus
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-->There is little more demeaning than having your butt whupped by a bunch of bunnies.

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-->There -->''There is little more demeaning than having your butt whupped by a bunch of bunnies.''
11th Oct '17 9:07:53 PM Theriocephalus
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** I ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'', a jackalope is the first creature to enter the human world when Twilight starts to open portals by accident. Spike starts chasing it, and that's what leads him into jumping into the stream of magic that gave him the ability to speak.

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** I In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]'', a jackalope is the first creature to enter the human world when Twilight starts to open portals by accident. Spike starts chasing it, and that's what leads him into jumping into the stream of magic that gave him the ability to speak.
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