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The Rumptifusel, also known as the Rumtifusel, (Villosus sumptuosus) is a fearsome critter told of by the lumberjacks of the North American woods.

Description[]

The Rumptifusel is a large creature that sleeps with its body wound around a tree trunk. This action would make it look like a fur coat attached to the tree. It has a long, fine pelt with a rich color like a mink. It is ferocious and posses great strength.

An unsuspecting lumberjack would pick it up, thinking it was a coat, but instead is speedily devoured by the awoken monster. Using pores along its inner surface it sucks bones clean and leaves behind only small balls of clothes from its victims. These balls look similar to those spat up by owls.

In Popular Culture[]

  • RumptifuselMZ

    Rumptifusel as depicted in MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation

    Rumptifusels are featured in the popular trading card game MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation.

Further reading[]

"The Rumtifusel " from Fearsome Critters (1939) by Henry H. Tryon

"Rumptifusel" from Paul Bunyan Natural History (1935) by Charles E. Brown


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