Here it is said that the Coquena also takes care and it protects the livestock. It is said that it is invisible for people, but that the animals can see him and they follow it where he wants to take them. Many say that before people believed more in the Coquena.
They say that the Coquena lives with the animals that he walks among them. They say that when they want to plunder an animal for carnear or to sell animals, the "Coquena" lowers them and it takes them and it hides them in the thickest in the mount, in the deepest gulches to where the gaucho cannot arrive. The gaucho of Anta, with all his leather garments, with his clothes, with the leather pieces that protect the horse, cannot arrive up to where the Coquena hides the livestock. When they go arriving the men, opening the mount, they say that the time breaks down in a form that is seen that it is not natural. Rains, fog, winds, very big colds, force them to return. People of these places know that Coquena is the one that doesn't allow them to continue, because he is the protector.