The Ya-te-veo (which translates into "now-I-see-you") is a legendary cryptid said to exist in remote regions of Africa as well as Central and South America - it is said to be very large carnivorous plant akin to a tree or bush that devours insects and birds but is not above including human beings into its diet, reports of this man-eating tree were written down by J.W. Buel in his novel "Land and Sea" in 1887.

The Ya-te-veo is very similiar to the earlier cryptic known as the Madagascar Tree - which was later discovered to be a hoax.