According to the Ashanti people of West Africa, the asabonsam lurks in the darkest jungles hanging from trees and waiting for an unsuspecting victim to walk by. In spite of its somewhat human appearance, (the jungle is dark) it has unnaturally long legs. Often its legs are so long that they touch the ground while its sitting in the treetops. The asabonsam dangles from its hook shaped feet and slashes with its razor sharp claws. Once it has captured its prey it eats them alive with is solid iron teeth.