The Teakettler is a legendary creature from American folklore with origins in lumberjack culture, specifically the lumber camps of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Teakettler belongs to a group of similar folklore creatures known collectively as Fearsome critters.
The Teakettler gets its name from the sound it makes, which is akin to that of a boiling tea kettle.
The Teakettler resembles a small stubby legged dog with the ears of a cat. It only walks backwards (by choice) and steam issues from its mouth as it makes its whistle.
Only a few lumberjacks have seen one, as they are very shy, but if a boiling kettle is heard and nowhere to be found, it is sure that a Teakettler is nearby.