El Chupacabra

The chupacabra (courtesy of Wikipedia) is a creature said to inhabit parts of the Americas. It is associated particularly with Puerto Rico (where it was first reported), Mexico, and the United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities.

The name translates literally from Spanish as "goat-sucker". It comes from the creature's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Sightings began in Puerto Rico in the early 1990s, and have since been reported as far north as the Carolinas, and as far south as Chile.

Though some argue that the chupacabras may be real creatures, mainstream scientists and experts generally contend that the chupacabra is a legendary creature, or a type of urban legend.

Here's a story from '04. A picture and another.


Alex said...

Ha! One of my students wrote a paper about them for College Writing I. It was the best response any of the papers got from the rest of the class (when read aloud), though most of the comments were derisive, or curious about which breed of alien brought them to Earth.

Primal said...

my ex's dad swears he's fought one. His kids grew up believing it (having been sheltered from anything that didn't come from his mouth). Mind you, this man is on more psychotropic drugs than you have fingers and toes LOL

Patty said...

You know with so many species that were thought have been long gone. New ones showing up every few months who are we to argue with anyone about something we can't disprove.
I am very tired of the mainstream scientist saying this or that. The fact is they have a closed mind and that is not a good thing to have when one is a scientist.