Splinter Cats

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Area(s) Reported: North America
Date(s) Reported: ??? to 1922.

Old-timers in the United States and Canada all know about the 'splinter cat', an animal that uses its rock-hard head to break trees into splinters. So don't go believing those stories about windstorms and lightning breaking up trees! Nope; it was a splinter cat what done it. Of course, there's a little argument about how they look... maybe there's more than one species?

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  • Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, by William Thomas Cox, 1910 Washington, DC, USA. Pg. 36-37. Online: Click Here!
  • "Hutch and County Return From Hunt," article in the Ukiah Republican Press, newspaper of Ukiah, California, USA, October 30, 1914. Pg. 5, co. 1. Online in the NewspaperArchive.com website [pay site]: Click Here!
  • "Yarns of the Big Woods #7: The Splinter Cat," article in the Leader-Post, Newspaper of Regina, Saskatchuwan, Canada, Wednesday, August 30, 1922. Online in the Newspapers.com website [pay site]: Click Here!

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