The Legend of The Chupacabra

The Chupacabras has been name by Chupa ‘suck’ and Cabra ‘goat’, literally “goat suckers” is a legendary creature rumored to be found living in many parts of America. It is associated more recently with sightings of an allegedly unknown animal in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States, where the first sightings has been reported.  Especially in the latter’s which is the Latin American communities. The first report made was in March, 1995, it belongs in the group called “Cryptid” meaning that those existence is moreover often regarded as highly unlikely.

A drawing and description of Chupacabra

After the first eyewitness claimed encountered with the creature. Soon after it had been many reports as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. It is supposedly a likely heavy creature, a size of a small bear with a row of spines reaching from the neck until the end of the tail.

Biologist and wildlife management are viewing that the chupacabra is known as contemporary legend. In July 2010, an animal was killed and reported to be a chupacabra, but was found that it was a coyote with severe parasite infection. Three months later, the University of Michigan scientist  theorised that coyote infested with parasites were likely the basis of the chupacabra legend.

The first reported attacks occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. In this attack, eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood. A few months later, in August, an eyewitness, Madelyne Tolentino, reported seeing the creature in the Puerto Rican town of Canovanas, when almost 150 farm animals and pets were reportedly killed. In 1975, similar killings in the small town of Moca, were named El Vampiro de Moca as “The Vampire of Moca”.

The most common description of chupacabras is a reptile-like being, appearing to have leathery or scaly greenish-gray skin and sharp spines or quills running down its back. This form stands approximately 3 to 4 feet high, and stands and hops in a similar fashion to a kangaroo. In at least one sighting, the creature was reported to hop 20 feet. This has been told to have a dog or panther-like nose and face, a forked-tongue, and large fangs. It is said to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as leave behind a sulfuric stench.When it screeches, some reports assert that the chupacabras eyes glow an unusual red that lets the witnesses nausea.

A dead chupacabra

Another description of chupacabras, although not as common, describes a strange breed of wild dog. This form is mostly hairless and has a pronounced spinal ridge, unusually pronounced eye sockets, fangs, and claws. It is claimed that this breed might be an example of a dog-like reptile. Unlike conventional predators, the chupacabras is said to drain all of the animal’s blood and sometimes organs, usually through three holes in the shape of an upside-down triangle or through one or two holes.



Chupacabra's body

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