ABC news, in the town of Cuero, Texas, USA (only in the USA!): “Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She’s been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.”
That’s one nasty animal – nobody is going to do that any favors. And the name isn’t helping either, and calling it “elmendorf beast” still doesn’t help – what kind of name is that?
Wikipedia says “Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1990 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile.”
1990 – that’s not early, that’s just a few years ago.
This was supposed to be an urban legend – can an animal like this really exist without us knowing about it until now? I’m not buying it. I’d like to buy it, I’d like to think the world is that cool, but I just don’t think so. Then again, before you know it, we’ll have chupacabras all over the place. But then again again, it’s Texas! They’ll buy anything.
And for your continued enjoyment of the chupacabra: some more pictures.
Finally, here’s a video that doesn’t help much either. But hey:
ps: “chupa” is Spanish for “suck”, “cabra” is “goat”.