Philippine Myths & Legends: Kapre
One of the most famous Philippine mythical creatures, the Kapre resides in big trees like the acacia, narra, and balete and loves to smoke tobacco.
The Kapre is a playful creature. It likes to wait for people to pass by his tree and scare or pull tricks on them like disorienting them to get lost. Although it likes to play tricks on people, the Kapre is considered friendly but will get mad when his dwelling place is disturbed or cut down by people.