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The Spouting Horn
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Kaua’i. The Spouting Horn is one of the most photographed spots on Kaua’i. It is a lava tube with a hole in its roof that allows water and spray channelled into the tube to be shot out to heights of up to 50 ft. Just before the water is released there is a hiss and a roar.
A Hawaiian legend tells of how a giant moo, a lizard, called Kaikapu guarded the area eating all the fish. A small boy called Liko was attacked by the moo but he managed to escape by swimming through the lava tube and climbing through the arch the moo followed and was stuck. It is said that the hissing and roaring that can be heard today is the moo trying to escape and that the spray you see is its breath.