thumb|270x270px|A Canine Teakettler, in @Candyandcraig's understanding. ">thumb|270x270px|A Canine Teakettler, in @Candyandcraig's understanding. The Teakettler (classification unknown) also known as the "Wild Teakettle" is a “Fearsome Critters|fearsome critter” from North American lumberjack folklore, originating in [https://archive.org/details/sim_minnesota-history_1940-12_21_4/page/346/mode/2up?q=Wild+teakettle Minnesota] and Wisconsin.
Described as "A small animal which obtains its name from the noise which it made, resembling that of a boiling teakettle. Clouds of vapor issued from its nostrils. It walked backward from choice. But few woodsmen have ever seen one. "
As the myth goes, Only a few lumberjacks claim to have seen one, as the creature is so shy, but if a boiling kettle is heard and nowhere to be found, it could be that a Teakettler is nearby. thumb|Teakettler (on the right), among other big names like the [[hodag">thumb|Teakettler (on the right), among other big names like the [[hodag (back) and the goofang. (left) Chicago sun 1947]]
An account is given by Jorge Luis Borges under "Fauna of the United States" in the wikipedia:Book of Imaginary Beings|Book of Imaginary Beings (1957) a book that contains 120 mythical beasts of folklore and literature. - the description is identical to Charles E Browns [http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/pbnh/fictional-birds "Paul Bunyans natural history."] (1935)
the "Silver tailed Teakettler" (an avian variety) was also featured among other fearsome critters in 1972's [https://archive.org/details/mcbroomszoo00flei/page/n47/mode/2up "McBrooms Zoo.]" various artistic depictions followed.
Wikipedia description & Modern Canine interpretations: Prior to the creation of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teakettler wikipedia article] (circa 2011.) – the description given on wikipedia incorrectly quotes Borges, adding that "It is said to resemble a small stubby legged dog with the ears of a cat" – however, folklorists have pointed out, in prior written literature, the critter was never described as such - [The wikipedias request for additional sources dates back to 2011–that’s more than a decade for someone’s invention (or mistake) to seep into most of the fearsome critter depictions online.] – The inaccuracy lead several modern artists to interpret it as a corgi or a small dog. – This article also classified it as (Urocyon iugulebesonia) however the creature has evaded capture & its exact appearance is unknown.]
[http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/pbnh/fictional-birds "Teakettler" from Paul Bunyan Natural History (1935) by Charles E. Brown]
[https://archive.org/details/sim_minnesota-history_1940-12_21_4/page/356/mode/2up?q=Wild+teakettle "Wild teakettle" from "Imaginary animals of northern Minnesota" (1940s) account given by 1920s logger Marjorie Edgar.]
30.jpg|A sketch of a Teakettler.
Tumblr oc9qv85zf01ve16u4o1 500.png|Several Teakettlers doing what they do best.
Teakettler.jpg|Illustration of a Teakettler
Jorge Borges Description. (1957)
Silver tailed teakettler (1971)
Silver tailed teakettler (1982)
Silver tailed teakettler (Mcbrooms)
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