Roadkill in Texas.
Chupacabra means “goat sucker” and Phylis Canion an experienced African hunter thinks she has found one or actually three in Texas. The one she kept was road kill, and the unusual animal is a mammal, with big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, almost hairless skin.
Phylis had lost 26 of her chickens in the past couple of years — their bodies weren’t eaten; their bodies were sucked and drained of their blood.
Canion and some of her neighbors discovered three 40-pound dead ‘Chupacabras’ over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, Texas [MAP/SAT]. Phylis Canion thinks the animals were accidentally killed after they were driven from their dens in heavy rains.
A local vet just thinks they are just ugly dogs. DNA testing might give a better answer.
UPDATE: DNA testing results showed that the animal was a coyote.
The legend of cipi chupacabra began approximately in 1987, when Puerto Rican newspapers El Vocero and El Nuevo Dia began reporting the killings of many different types of animals, such as birds, horses, and, as its name implies, goats. It is predated by El Vampiro de Moca (The Vampire of Moca), a creature blamed for similar killings that occurred in the small town of Moca in the 1970s. While at first it was suspected that the killings were done randomly by some members of a Satanic cult, eventually these killings spread around the island, and many farms reported loss of animal life. The killings had one pattern in common: each of the animals had their bodies bled dry through a series of small circular incisions. Puerto Rican comedian and entrepreneur Silverio P