In lumberjack folklore, the Agropelter is a 3 foot tall hominid similar in appearance to a chimpanzee, but more slender and wiry in body. Said to live in the forested areas of the Northern United States and Canada, making there home in dead trees and resenting any intrusion into there domain. Agropelters were said to be very crafty and known to make them selves a nuisance to those who would get to close.
The Agropelter was best known for tossing dead husks of wood at people from behind, but are so fast and hide so well that a person could never see them by the time they turned around. Some of the legends state that the Agropelter was a vicious creature feeding off small mammals and birds, while others state that it is a shy creature feeding off vegetation.
It is important to remember that the Agropelter only exists in folklore and is believed by most to be a completely fictional creature. Lumberjacks where well known for dreaming up some crazy creatures, including a bird that flew backwards, dogs that ate nothing but axe handles and a handful of other creatures that where never seen but known only by there odd behavior, such as the Agropelter. However there are some that think the Agropelter legend may have come about from sightings of the NAPs, or North American Apes, a term coined by Loren Coleman to describe chimpanzee like primates which are occasionally sighted in North America.
No physical evidence exists to support the existence of the Agropelter, it is commonly recognized as folklore and dismissed as such.
No documented sightings of the Agropelter exists to this day.
The Stats – (Where applicable)
• Classification: Hominid
• Size: roughly 3 feet tall
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Varies depending on the story, some state vegetation others state small mammals and birds.
• Location: Northern United States and Canada
• Movement: Both four and two legged walking.
• Environment: Dense Pine Forests