The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]
The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]
The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]
The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]
The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]

The SplinterCat [Fearsome Critter]

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$6.00
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$6.00

Splintercat - (Latin: Felynx arbordiffisus.) - [ Fearsome Critter ]

• About this Critter •

Have you been hearing thunder, but there's No Rain in the forecast? – Then the SplinterCat must be on the prowl! it smashes its oversized, rock-hard head against trees: on the hunt for Honey, Raccoon's & of course, young campers!!!

"it flies through the air with terrific speed and when it hits a large tree, it knocks the branches off, withers the trunk, and leaves it standing like a silvery ghost."

• History & early appearances: it has the 'perfect attendance record' as far as critters go, it appears in Cox's Fearsome Creatures [1910], Yarns of the big woods [1922], and also Tryon's 'Fearsome critters' [1939] it is not to be confused with the similarly named "Sliver cat" - during the same year SplinterCat where also humorously blamed for hurricane damage.

Depictions & descriptions of this critter, vary wildly between accounts, sometimes it's said to be nearly the size of an elephant, with a single eye, leopard spots or tiger stripes, other news articles mention that it might have wings and that it literally fly's through the air.

The Splintercat is one of few Fearsome critters with an actual location linked to it: Oregon’s “Splintercat Creekwas named after local sightings in the woods near the town's observatory. The town uses the fearsome flying feline as a mascot.

[Fearsome Creatures [1910]

(due to burnout from drawing so many ordinary looking cats, i decided to to base mine off of the slightly sillier version included in ArtChilds [1925] "Yarns of the Big Woods")

• Pop culture: The splintercat appears in the 1974 book The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards.

Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) - Part of my Fearsome Critters and Cryptids sticker collection, weather resistant 4" sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more!