Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than 1500 blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster limericks fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!
Mystic water horse from ancient loreRises to the surface, spots prey from the shoreTraps them in seaweedDrags'em under for a feedAnd they're seen again nevermore
Sure they look friendly, but Kelpies aren't exactly the type of creature you want to actually become friends with.
Kelpies are shape shifters, most commonly taking the form of a pure white or black horse, luring unsuspecting prey with the promise of a ride on its back.
Oh, you'll go for a ride, alright - but it won't be into the sunset.
The creature's skin is adhesive, so once you've hopped on, there's no way to get off. You'll head straight to the water where the beastie first drowns you, and then eats you - well, everything except your heart and liver. Not a pretty way to go.
Kelpies prefer young, fresh meat, so keep a special eye on your kids if you're traveling near lochs and lakes in northern European countries.
Kelpies are a pretty freaky "K" - but if you've got a scarier beast in mind, let us know. Tell us in the comments below and you could win an e-copy of SPIRITED, an anthology of 13 haunting stories.