"…very like the teui, the small teui dog; small and smooth, shiny. It has small, pointed ears, just like a small dog. It is black, like rubber; smooth, slippery, very smooth, longtailed. And its tail is provided with a hand at the end; just like a human hand is the point of its tail. And its hands are like a raccoon’s hands or like a monkey’s hands. It lives, it is a dweller in watery caverns, in watery depths. And if anyone arrives there at its entrance, or there in the water where it is, it then grabs him there. It is said that it sinks him, it plunges him into the water; it carries him to its home, it introduces him to the depths; so its tail goes holding him, so it goes seizing him … [When the body is retrieved] the one it has drowned no longer has his eyes, his teeth, and his nails; it has taken them all from him. But his body is completely unblemished, his skin uninjured. Only his body comes out all slippery-wet; as if one had pounded it with a stone; as if it had inflicted small bruises … When it was annoyed - had caught no one, had drowned none of us commoners - then was heard as if a small child wept. And he who heard it thought perhaps a child wept, perhaps a baby, perhaps an abandoned one. Moved by this, he went there to look for it. So there he fell into the hands of the auítzotl, there it drowned him…" - Book 11 of the Florentine Codex (text retrived from wikipedia)

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Ahuitzotl

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Ahuitzotls are dog-like creatures, with an additional hand on their tails. They have liking for human flesh, teeth, nails, and eyes. They tend to live close to water.

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Ahuitzotl:
Is from Aztec and Mayan Mythology. Said to look like a small dog, the Ahuitzotl had streaks on its head, small ears, and a hand on it tail. Scientists believe that the Ahuitzotl may have actually existed and was a type of otter or ferret, which is also a relative of the otter. The Ahuizotl appeared in The Ocean Hunter as a surviving elasmosaurus that lives in Texocco Great Lake.

Lore
According to legend it would submerge itself in a lake or stream and begin to wail like a small child or a frightened woman. A passerby would hear the sound and would rush to the rescue of the “helpless victim”.

Upon approaching the water the victim would be strangled by the creature’s infamous tail-hand and then the creature would tear out the victim’s eyes, nails and teeth and eat them. It would then toss the lifeless body onto the riverbank and restart its wailing.

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