Collection: Fearsome Critters & North American Tall Tales.

Long forgotten folklore, Creatures of the Lumberwoods, Mythological underdogs & other tidbits of North American folklore.

‘Fearsome critters are by definition: "Creatures of Folklore, tall tales, yarns & other oral traditions, typically from the United States and Canada" - They are the legends of Woodsmen & workers usually told ‘round the campfire by guides of the North, lumberjacks, hunters & fishermen around the turn of the last century, often for entertainment or to haze newcomers & naive tender-footed city folk, as such, many consider these creatures as "jokes",  "hoaxes”, "pranks" or even sneered at by some as "fakelore." - But: if you consider them only as bold-faced lies, well... you'd better start believing!! - as a matter of fact: Many of these critters have real-world locations named after them, are used in part as long-lasting figures of speech, are akin to porqoui tales, or were based on or inspired by real people, places or events, many were exploited in advertisements for big companies, a few of them are still proudly flaunted as local mascots today, a couple of them even have museums and festivals dedicated to them, attracting needed tourism & bringing attention to the areas that they hail from! - Their 'sightings & stories' were quite often published in historical documents, magazines, newspapers & books, and few of them even have toys, games, poems, destinations & even dedicated songs. - however ridiculous they may seem or odd they may appear, they are every bit a part of our collective cultures 'lore' as the 'more established' monsters & mythologies of old are. - Most notably: President Teddy Rosevelt [1858 – 1919] hunted both 'the Arizona hodag' and expressed interest in hunting 'The Maryland Snallygaster', Another notable fact is that Japanese folklorist 'Shigeru Mizuki'  [1922–2015] classified the critter known as the "Pennyselvania Squonk" as an example of an "American YokaI" in one of his many yokai encyclopedias! 

so, all of that said: There is indeed some overlap between mythology, folklore, culture, cryptids & critters, and if these creatures were ever actually believed in at one point, then one could very well consider them to be 'Cryptids of Yesteryear.'

[I'd like to note that my inclusion of critters next to the 'Cryptids', is not necessarily intended to 'prove' (or disprove) these critters 'existences', but to at least bring some awareness to long forgotten folklore, tidbits of culture, and shed some light onto these 'mythological underdogs' which have frequently, nearly been lost to the annals of time. - Several of these have fallen to the wayside and out of the general public's consciousness... ] 

• Categories •

CryptidsDracontologyUfologyGremlinologyTaxidermy. • Critters •

• Sub Catagories •

[Squatch] [Shmoo] [Wampus Cats] [Side-Hill] [Augers] [Aquatic] [Avian] [Botany] [Bunyan] [Fae/Gremlin]

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  • Bigfoot - 'Patty' - [Cryptid.]
    Bigfoot - 'Patty' - [Cryptid.]
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  • Skunk Ape. - [Cryptid]
    Skunk Ape. - [Cryptid]
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  • Albatwitch - [Cryptid/Critter]
    Albatwitch - [Cryptid/Critter]
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  • Fluorescent Freddie - [Cryptid/Alien/Critter]
    Fluorescent Freddie - [Cryptid/Alien/Critter]
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  • Agropelter - [Fearsome Critter]
    Agropelter - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Jackalope [Fearsome Critter/Cryptid]
    The Jackalope [Fearsome Critter/Cryptid]
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  • Elkhare - [fearsome critter]
    Elkhare - [fearsome critter]
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  • Spook Rabbits. - [Fearsome Critter]
    Spook Rabbits. - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Phesalope, "Flying Jackalope" - [Fearsome Critter]
    Phesalope,
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  • Cobra Chicken - [Fearsome Critter, Canada]
    Cobra Chicken - [Fearsome Critter, Canada]
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  • Hoop-Snake - [Fearsome Critter]
    Hoop-Snake - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Milking Snake - [FearsomeCritter]
    The Milking Snake - [FearsomeCritter]
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  • The Snipe Hunt - [Fearsome Critter]
    The Snipe Hunt - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Anserbak - [Fearsome critter]
    The Anserbak - [Fearsome critter]
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  • Dingbat - [Fearsome Critters]
    Dingbat - [Fearsome Critters]
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  • Side-Hill Gouger - [Fearsome Critter]
    Side-Hill Gouger - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Toteroad Shagamaw - [fearsome critter]
    Toteroad Shagamaw - [fearsome critter]
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  • Hodags (& variants) - [Fearsome Critter | Cryptid]
    Hodags (& variants) - [Fearsome Critter | Cryptid]
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  • Shovel Nosed Hodag - [Fearsome Critter]
    Shovel Nosed Hodag - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Cave Hodags - [fearsome critter]
    Cave Hodags - [fearsome critter]
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  • The Hoedag - [Fearsome Critter / Cryptid]
    The Hoedag - [Fearsome Critter / Cryptid]
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  • The Hugag - [Fearsome Critter]
    The Hugag - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Ax-Handle Hound - [Fearsome Critter]
    The Ax-Handle Hound - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Wapaloosie. - [Fearsome Critter]
    The Wapaloosie. - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Tigermunks - [Fearsome Critter]
    Tigermunks - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Flittericks - [fearsome critter]
    Flittericks - [fearsome critter]
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  • Treesqueak - [Fearsome Critter]
    Treesqueak - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Will-Am-Alone - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Come-at-a-body - [Fearsome Critter]
    Come-at-a-body - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • The Squonk - [ Fearsome Critters ]
    The Squonk - [ Fearsome Critters ]
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  • The Snawfus - [Fearsome Critter]
    The Snawfus - [Fearsome Critter]
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  • Hidebehind. - [Fearsome critter]
    Hidebehind. - [Fearsome critter]
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