Although the ahuizotl was large, it resembled a monkey with a long canine snout and teeth and a long feline neck, and it was capable of submerging its entire body beneath as little as three feet of water. Its long, prehinsile tail had a large, muscular, clawed hand with which it attacked its victims. Its forelegs were like a monkey or ape's, articulated for knuckle-walking, while its hindlegs were similar to those of a dog. Its fur was mostly sleek and brown, with white hair on its chest, belly, and underlegs. It also had brown and white facial patterning similar to a ring-tailed lemur or raccoon.
Combat and abilitiesEdit
Excellent swimmers, ahuizotls lived in lakes and preyed on people who came too near the banks or who ventured out on boats. Submerging itself out of sight like a crocodile, an ahuizotl would raise only its snout out of the water, through which it could mimic voices calling for help. Its attack always began with its tail, with which it drowned its victims. It's tail also possessed a blinding strike whereby it could permanently blind its opponents. Once drowned, victims were brought down to the depths of the lake, where the ahuizotl ate its favored parts, the eyes, teath, and fingernails.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jeff Grubb and Tim Beach (September 1991). Fires of Zatal. (TSR, Inc), p. 61. ISBN 1-5607-6139-3.