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Blood-Sucking Mermaid: The mamba mutu | | i love WEREWOLVES
In Central Africa, there are legends of a creature called the mamba mutu. Legends say that the creature looks like a half human half fish - very similar to what we know as a mermaid. That is where the similarity however ends, in that the mamba mutu is considered a very dangerous creature - it is said that it survives by sucking human blood (just as a vampire would) and eats brains. The creature is said to specifically inhabit Lake Tanganyika and the Lukuga River in the Congo. Moving out of legend and into fact, Lake Tanganyika is also home to some ferocious fish such as the tigerfish - a huge fish (the largest reaching as big as 5 feet) with daggerlike teeth. There is considerable debate as to whether or not the stories about the mama mutu are true. Disbelievers in the mamba mutu rationalize the stories by claiming that perhaps the legends are based on manatees or even some type of giant otter.