Or Haetae. You would probably see this a lot if you’ve been to Seoul, Japan and even more so China. But this is the symbolic icon of Seoul. The creature looks like a lion with horns on its forehead. It wears a bell on its neck and the body is covered with scales.
The haechi is known to be a sort of protector from bad omen and natural disasters. So most of the statues you’d find in Seoul would have a deeper meaning to it rather than just a decoration almost like the gargoyle statues found on top of buildings.
But apparently, other than protecting from natural disasters, they are known to eat children as well.