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{{Infobox|name=Rubberado|image=map=type=Fearsome Critter|1st Sighting=Unknown|last sighting=Unknown|Country=America|Specific Area=Deserts|Population=Unknown}}
alt=https://www.jstor.org/stable/3915188?mag=a-belief-in-ghosts-poetry-and-the-shared-imagination&seq=1|thumb">alt=https://www.jstor.org/stable/3915188?mag=a-belief-in-ghosts-poetry-and-the-shared-imagination&seq=1|thumb Rubberado also known as the bouncing porcupine are Fearsome Critters|fearsome critters Spoken of in tall tales from North America during the 19<sup>th</sup> and early 20<sup>th</sup> centuries.


The Rubberado was a creature resembling a porcupine whose spines and flesh were extremely rubbery. It used this ability to bounce across the land. Every time a Rubberado bounced, it laughed. Once the Rubberado was cooked, its flesh made a tasty stew, but eating it would cause you to bounce & laugh too. Bullets would bounce off it because of how rubbery it was.


<gallery> The Dragon like Rubberado & description from "Kickle Snifters and Other Fearsome Critters” (1976) </gallery>

Further reading

  • [http://fearsomecritters.org/lexicon1 "Rubberado" from Lenwood's Lexicon of Lumberwoods Lore]
  • Ives, Ronald L. (1938, April 2). “You Don’t Have To Believe It.” Science News Letter, Vol. 33, https://www.jstor.org/stable/3915188?mag=a-belief-in-ghosts-poetry-and-the-shared-imagination&seq=1
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