Talk:Fearsome critters

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I am going to remove the redlinks and just put the article into this one to reduce the uselessness factor from 10 to about 4 --!paradigm! 19:21, 29 July 2006 (UTC)!paradigm!

The onyl redeeming aspect of this page is the tall tale aspect, otherwise it's just a list. It herefore oughn't have random things not pertinent to this included e.g; shmoos. --Belg4mit 02:10, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Cactus cat/Gyascutus[edit]

Until someone can come up with some evidence that the latter is related to the former, I'm gonna separate these two. No accounts I've read of the cactus cat make any mention of the features attributed to the gyascutus, including the first reference linked in the article. so sayeth Lucky Number 49 Yell at me! 00:14, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

With 2 Legs?![edit]

Are we really doing this? Using grade school words due to the belief that too many people would not be able to grasp words like biped, quadruped, and miscellaneous? Look if we start to replace every word that isn't under a grade six reading level with another we'll surely see an even greater lack of creditability with all our articles. (Seriously, "with 2 legs" do you really think that even, "2 legged" is a bit too advance for us?!) That being said as a side note I should like to point out the spelling of Leprochaun is not a misspelling of Leprechaun; however, rather the spelling of its American variant (See . Pg.17, The Leprochaun . "Fearsome Creature of the Lumberwoods") Tripodero User talk:Tripodero 17:39, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


This article is attracting too much uncited garbage for my tastes. I will be removing any examples that are uncited or not linked to their own articles, then going through the articles. - Mdsummermsw (talk) 18:40, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

tags added[edit]

I don't think the article's title and content are reasonable. Could as easily be titled "scary animals". There appears to be only 1 reference that uses the title. --Fremte (talk) 01:56, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Fearsome critters[edit]

The earliest reference I can find dates back to 1939, but probably goes back further in view that the very analogous, “fearsome creatures” was around since at least 1910. There are at a minimum four literally references to this title and to boot, this term has been especially popularized by contemporary usage. Still, if you seek the more ubiquitous term the LOC designation is, “Animals Mythical, United States” or “Mythozoology of the United States” more eloquently.

  • Cox, William T. with Latin Classifications by George B. Sudworth. Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods. (Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler Inc., 1910)
  • Tryon, Henry Harrington. Fearsome Critters. (Cornwall, NY: The Idlewild Press, 1939)
  • Schwartz, Alvin. Kickle Snifters and Other Fearsome Critters. (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1976)
  • Underwood, Muriel. Fearsome Critters: Folktales from the Forest and Desert. (Chicago: Miscellaneous Graphics, 1990)
  • Svensson, Richard. Fearsome Critters. (Sweden: self-published 2008)

--Tripodero (talk) 03:32, 10 March 2009 (UTC)


Should this be merged with the Cryptid section? --Jehan60188 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:43, 18 August 2010 (UTC).


Why is this critter, mentioned in the image, not in the list? (talk) 18:12, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Seconded. I noticed this when first reading the article. What's the deal? The hidbehind article has a picture from the same book which could be used. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:3615:B5C0:A14B:5E05:2626:AB21 (talk) 03:56, 31 May 2016 (UTC)