Our last stop before the United States is Mexico, the historic home of the Aztec empire whose connection with chocolate would result in Cadburys in the late 1960s naming a chocolate bar after them. So without any further distraction we are going to look at today’s cryptid, the Ahuitzotl.
Described as being black, with skin like rubber, smooth and slippery and with a long tail. The Ahuitzotl had small pointed ears while its hands were like those of a monkey and that includes the one intriguingly reportedly to be found on its tail.
It was reported to live in underwater caverns and if anyone were to swim past its lair it would grab the poor unfortunate and drown them. When the victim’s body was recovered it was found that the Ahuitzotl had some strange tastes because the body would be lacking its eyes, teeth and nails. Sadly for the world of cryptozoology it appears that the Ahuitzotl didn’t last that long after the arrival of the Spanish in the New World.
Next stop the United States, so once it’s dark we shall nip over the border and see what cryptids are to be found in the north.