hantu jarang gigi
"snaggle-toothed ghost." Legendary ape men said to roam the southern rain-forests of Malaysia, known locally as ghosts with widely spaced teeth. Villagers claim that the creatures can been usually seen during the monsoon and fruiting seasons, occasionally raiding orchards but never harming anyone. They are said to be covered in black fur, are up three meters tall and leave footprints up to forty-five centimeters in length.
Recent sightings in Johor State have increased interest in the creatures, even to the point where the Johor State government planned to send teams to scour the forests for evidence of their existence. Local media have dubbed the creatures "Big Foot," referring to other elusive creatures such as the North American Sasquatch and the Himalayan yeti. See also hantu.
Other reputed sightings of the creatures have been in the forests of Tanjung Piai, Mersing, Kahang, the Endau Rompin National Park, and Kota Tinggi.