Sand monsters are venomous beasts which live in deserts. They have squat cylindrical trunks, covered with dirty grey bristles and have nasty hooks with which to grab their prey. Their manner of hunting is ant-like. They burrow under their victims in the sand, creating sinkholes for the unwary. They then suck their victims dry of any moisture, be it blood or water. Ciri killed one of these beasts when it attacked a unicorn with whom she was traveling through the Korath desert.