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Posted By: philgarringer
30-Jul-07 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: the wampus cat
Subject: RE: Folklore: the wampus cat
When a branch of the Rumpus Cat family came to the colonies in the late 1600's, they soon changed their surname to "Wampus". It is thought that they did this because of the bogotry of their neighbors. I think it was to avoid debts.