Thursday, May 1, 2014

El Chupacabra

The Chupacabra, which means goatsucker in Spanish, is a legendary cryptid that is believed to inhabit parts of the America's and first sighted in Puerto Rico. The first attacks happened in Puerto Rico when eight sheep were found dead with three puncture wounds in their chest and drained of all of their blood. A common description of the Chupacabra is it is reptile like animal with a leathery grayish skin with sharp quills along its spine. It stands around 3 to 4 feet and stands and hops like a kangaroo. Its been reported to have large fangs, eyes, and a forked tongue. Others have reported that the Chupacabra looks like a mutated coyote. Many people report finding this creature but after examinations they always turn out to be dogs and coyotes with severe cases of mange.  

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  1. I was born in Puerto Rico and never of our own personal El Chupacabra (goatsucker). One day I caught one of those horrible SyFy movies regarding these creature. Instead of the creature around 3 to 4 ft it was depicted the movie portrayed the Chupacabra standing as a homosapien that would attack anyone. I found it very funny but also knew that at the time that the legend and myth behind this creature had finally hit a wider audience and for a time became part of the lore and legend from this small island.