Monsters of the World: Baku

The baku can be found on the coasts of continental Asia and around Japan.  According to legend, the shy baku, also called dream-eater, can devour nightmares.

baku

In reality, this taipir-like creature, which has a trunk similar to an elephant’s, has a soothing effect on people, much like the effect that stroking the fur of a cat has.

 

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