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12th Aug '17 11:56:57 AM MagnusForce
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* The '''Rumtifusel''', a forest creature that looks like a misplaced fur coat...until it devours those who try it on.



* The '''Snallygaster''', a one-eyed, blood-drinking dragon-like creature from Maryland with a beak as tough as steel and tentacles (exactly where varies). Its mortal enemy is the '''Dewayo''', a bipedal wolf-like beast.

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* The '''Snallygaster''', a one-eyed, blood-drinking dragon-like creature from Maryland with a beak as tough as steel and tentacles (exactly where varies).for a tongue. Its mortal enemy is the '''Dewayo''', a bipedal wolf-like beast.



* The '''Wampus Cat''', which resembles a cougar. Its yowl is said to be an omen of death. Also the mascot of a number of high schools across the United States.

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* 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. cougar, but [[WasOnceAMan was originally a Cherokee woman]] cursed into a feline form. Its yowl is said to be an omen of death. death, and it has been blamed for many disappearances and attacks in Tennessee and neighboring states. Also the mascot of a number of high schools across the United States.institutions in its home range.
10th Aug '17 7:57:26 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Ball-Tailed Cat''', a large puma-like feline with a long tail that ends in a club similar to an ''Ankylosaurus'', which it uses to stun prey. Also known as the '''Dingmaul''', the '''Digmaul''', or the '''Slivercat'''.

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* The '''Ball-Tailed Cat''', a large puma-like feline with a long tail that ends in a club similar to an ''Ankylosaurus'', ankylosaur, which it uses to stun prey. Also known as the '''Dingmaul''', the '''Digmaul''', '''Dingmaul''' or the '''Slivercat'''.



* The '''Dungavenhooter''' resembles an alligator, except that it has no mouth, a club-like tail, and massive nostrils. It attacks drunken loggers, pounding them into a gas with its tail before inhaling the gas for consumption.



* The '''Slide Rock Bolter''' is a huge whale-like monster from Colorado that lies in wait at the top of mountain slopes, latching on with its clawed tail. When prey walks underneath, it slides down, tearing through all obstacles and swallowing its victim.



* The '''Whirling Whimpus''', a gorilla-like monster that spins itself around like the Tazmanian Devil from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' to pursue prey.

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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 becomes animate, with a penchant for climbing things.
* The '''Whirling Whimpus''', a gorilla-like monster that spins itself around like the Tazmanian Devil Taz from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' to pursue prey.
6th Aug '17 12:46:25 PM DaibhidC
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* A jackalope is one of the residents of Ghillie Forest in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Ghillie Forest is in the UK, but appears to attract mythical creatures from all over the world.
* Pellinore shot a jackalope in the Western arc of ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', apparently the setting's equivalent of the Questing Beast.
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9th Jul '17 5:35:08 PM MagnusForce
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* The '''Axehandle Hound''', a scraggly white dog that feeds on axe handles left unattended in the woods at night; described by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges in the ''Book of Imaginary Beings''.
* The '''Argopelter''', a little-seen forest creature that hides among the trees and throws sticks and stones at anyone intending to cut down its home.

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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''.
* The '''Argopelter''', '''Agropelter''', a little-seen forest creature that hides among the trees and throws sticks and stones at anyone intending to cut down its home.home.
* The '''Ball-Tailed Cat''', a large puma-like feline with a long tail that ends in a club similar to an ''Ankylosaurus'', which it uses to stun prey. Also known as the '''Dingmaul''', the '''Digmaul''', or the '''Slivercat'''.



* The '''Goofang''' is a fish that only swims backwards in order to keep the flow of water out of its sensitive eyes.



* The '''Gumberoo''', a bear-like creature native to the Pacific Northwest with hairless, rubbery skin that deflects all bullets. Forest fires cause them to explode, for some reason, leaving behind only a smell akin to burning tires.



* The '''Hugag''', a vaguely moose-like animal without knees. It sleeps by leaning on its side over a tree.



* The '''Roperite''', a flightless bird with a lasso-like appendage at the end of its beak which it uses to catch prey. Found in the Sierra Nevada.
* The '''Shagamaw''', which resembles a bear with the hind legs of a moose. It eats the unguarded clothes of lumberjacks and alternates the usage of its mismatched feet to confuse hunters.
* The '''Snallygaster''', a one-eyed, blood-drinking dragon-like creature from Maryland with a beak as tough as steel and tentacles (exactly where varies). Its mortal enemy is the '''Dewayo''', a bipedal wolf-like beast.



* The '''Splinter Cat''', a cat with a hard skull it uses to slam against tree trunks and knock its food from the branches above.

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* The '''Splinter Cat''', a cat with a hard skull it uses to slam against tree trunks and knock its food from the branches above. Native to the Pacific Northwest.


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* The '''Wampus Cat''', which resembles a cougar. Its yowl is said to be an omen of death. Also the mascot of a number of high schools across the United States.
* The '''Whirling Whimpus''', a gorilla-like monster that spins itself around like the Tazmanian Devil from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' to pursue prey.


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* The 2017 edition of ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' includes the Hidebehind, the Snallygaster, the Wampus Cat, and the Hodag as new additions.


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** The DC ''Scooby Doo'' comics featured a segment, in which Velma describes several to the readers. [[http://johnrozum.blogspot.ca/2013/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-29.html See here.]]
31st May '17 6:50:39 PM Mokona
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-->[-There is little more demeaning than having your butt whupped by a bunch of bunnies-]
11th May '17 8:35:19 PM Bicorn
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' features numerous American folkloric creatures in its ''Paranormal Animals'' monster books, including the agropelter, the hoop snake, and the Devil Jack Diamond fish.
11th May '17 8:17:45 PM Bicorn
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* The Hodag is mentioned in passing on ''Literature/TedsCavingPage''.
28th Apr '17 4:46:04 PM wrpen99
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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' will rarely have a jackalope show up in the wilderness; not capturable, no less difficult to hit than regular rabbits, but with the added bonus of skinning it for extra antlers and an achievement.
4th Apr '17 5:54:37 PM nombretomado
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* The [[PixarShorts Pixar short]] ''Boundin'' features a sheep, despondent after having been sheared of his wool, receiving comfort and wisdom from a passing "Great American Jackalope".

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* The [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Pixar short]] ''Boundin'' features a sheep, despondent after having been sheared of his wool, receiving comfort and wisdom from a passing "Great American Jackalope".
12th Mar '17 4:25:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TableTopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' has the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/skwunk.htm Sqwunk]], based on the Squonk, a useless byproduct of monster creation. Incredibly ugly, it weeps openly if its face is seen and dissolved into tears if it sees itself in a mirror.




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* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' has the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/skwunk.htm Sqwunk]], based on the Squonk, a useless byproduct of monster creation. Incredibly ugly, it weeps openly if its face is seen and dissolved into tears if it sees itself in a mirror.
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