Don’t tell the finder that it’s not the legendary monster chupacabra. Because he KNOWS it is. It exists, he says.
After the disappearance of two goats, evidence of attacks on his cows and some mysterious late-night howls, James Newton believes he has found the culprit — the chupacabra, a creature many experts don’t believe exists.
Newton, who owns a farm with his wife, Vanessa, on Dixie Road, had been noticing unusual happenings since taking over the land more than a year ago, including the unexplained loss of two goats in December, and discovering his cows with bloody ears that he believes were evidence of a creature trying to bite the animals.
On Monday morning, Newton said his wife alerted him to what she described as “the ugliest animal you’d ever seen” behind their house.
The creature, which they believe may have been killed by the couple’s German shepherd, was 2-feet long, had short, dark gray hair, a lon,g thin tail, protruding teeth and — according to Newton — an uncanny resemblance to a creature popularly known as a chupacabra.
Not only is Mr Newton convinced this is an actual chupacabra, he says they grab chickens and suck the blood out of them. Foxes and wild dogs very well may attack livestock like this but no mammal has sucking mouthparts. Not even bats. This animal does not suck anything but mother’s milk when it was a pup or kit.
These stories are so remarkably similar, they follow a pattern:
- People notice a strange animal around or that livestock is missing
- People find hairless blue-skinned animal that looks weird
- They assume it’s that there “chupacabra” critter they heard about on TV
- They look up chupacabra online and find other mangey canids or mammals (but don’t find the dozens of sound explanations for these animals)
- They take pictures and contact the media and sound generally ignorant of wildlife around them.
- No amount of expert opinion will convince them that they don’t have a legendary chupie.
- The media coverage adds to the completely manufactured mythos of the “monster” which is really sick native animals.
All hairless dead things these days are called “chupacabra”. Here is a rendition of what the original chupacabra, first reported in 1995, looked like.
Here is a modern-day, really pathetic mangey animal that the Newtons call a chupacabra but a local animal expert says is a raccoon (notice the dextrous front feet and mask coloration across the face).
Resemblance? No. None. I wonder if I am every going to stop encountering these stories. Apparently only if I eschew the damn internet.
The chupa was born and evolved on the Internet. Let’s hope it dies here too.