Accordianteater - [Fearsome critter]
• About this critter: a nocturnal woodland creature with a long body, it makes a strange wailing sound as it moves & is heard far more often than seen. It makes “A strange noise, like sort of sighing that grows into a wail and dies away." - Nocturnal, it hides away during the day time and only comes out at dusk on particularly windy nights. – (no word on its diet so its unclear if it actually eats those pesky "Accord-I-Ants" or not though.)
• History: Another auditory critter from "Yarns of the Big Woods" illustrated and written by Game Warden Art Childs. – included was a simple campfire story, its one of the more gag/joke types of critters used to trick young campers. – it seems to be implied that it is a creature which would be used to jokingly explain the strange wailing noises that the wind makes through the trees come nightfall. In concept it is quite similar to another critter known as the "Tree Squeak" which mimics nature sounds. - The story itself is very similar to the "Calliopode" & “tree hopper.” (Almost a mix of the two) if you wanted to also count the "Duck footed DumDum" in this group, (on percussion) we almost have an entire band! :-D
see also: caliopode, treesqueak, audio phenomena
art sticker by @samkalensky, part of my fearsome critters sticker collection, check my shop for many more!