Friday, 2 March 2012


El Chupacabra is a creature that is said to suck the blood of goats and other livestock. Its funny name means 'goat sucker' and was first coined by comedian Silverio Perez. They have been spotted mainly in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the States. The interesting thing about the Chupacabra is the fact that its sightings are so recent and yet it already seems to have reached legend/myth status. There are dozens of unexplained livestock deaths being reported and they all seem to be attributed to the mysterious creature.

There are many different descriptions of what Chupacabras look like but most describe it as being reptile-like and said to be the size of a small bear with quills running down its back. I don't know, to me they look kind of like a deranged hairless kangaroo with fangs.

The Chupacabra's most infamous recorded attack was in March, 1995 in Puerto Rico. Denise Padilla found eight dead sheep, each drained of their blood with three tiny circular puncture wounds on their chests. Since then, Chupacabras have been blamed for many strange animal deaths especially when bolstered with the evidence of supposed Chupacabra carcasses found near the areas of the attacks. Many of these cases have been discredited as the carcasses were found to be the bodies of coyotes with severe cases of mange. Still the legend remains a strong one and people are still on the lookout for the elusive and mysterious El Chupacabra.

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