From Germany comes the tale of a huge and black vampiric dog (see German Vampires). It singles out those who travel alone at night, typically attacking them at a crossroads. Standing on its hind legs, it rips out the throat of its victim.
- Grimm, German Legends, 342, 359;
- Petzoldt, Demons, 23;
- Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons, 30;
- Wurmser, Jealousy and Envy, 94