The Labatut Monster is a mystical entity of the Brazilian northeastern’s (sertão) folklore.
Known in the region of Chapada do Apodi, on the border between Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte, the Monstro Labatut has a human form, mixing European origin with indigenous elements. His feet are round, his hands are long, his hair is long and hairless. His body is hairy, having only one eye on his forehead, and his teeth are like those of the elephant, being considered by the natives worse than the werewolf, the lame dog.
The monster has the peculiarity of eating children because they have the softest flesh. It goes hunting in the streets and deserted roads, on windy or full moon nights.