Becune - Barrakuda

Among the ravenous Monsters that are greedy of mans flesh,
found on the Coasts of these Islands, the Becune is one of
the most dreadful : It is in figure much like a Pike, but in length
seven or eight foot, and proportionably big : He lives by prey
and furiously fastens like a Blood-Hound on the men he per-
ceives in the water : He Carries away whatever he once fastens
en, and his teeth are so venemous, that the least touch of them
becomes mortal if some sovereign remedy be not immediately
apply’d to abate and divert the poison.