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I don't know what it is, but I've heard of it. What the heck is it?
 

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I'll let raxl answer. He loves that little goat-sucker.

There was an X-Files episode on it a while back, but it is a real mexican legend.
 

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The Chupacabra is a creature who's name literally means "goat sucker." It's reign of terror began somewhere in Mexico, Peurto Rico and Central America around the mid-90's and is described as being a cross between a kangaroo and a bat. It's primary victims have mostly been livestock and domesticated animals like dogs and cats. It has many chracteristics as a Vampire by hunting at night, draining blood from its victims through puncture wounds inthe neck and can be warded off with a crucifix.

It is mostly a creature associated with tabloid nonsense along with the Bat-Boy, The Devil's Face seen in cloud formations, and other freaks of nature. It is a creature that Raxl fears mightily! :D
 

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Some numbers of weird animal deaths in South America: :xbones:


Argentina
500 cases in 2002
1,082 cases in 2003
493 cases in 2004
75 cases so far this year
That's 2,150 animal mutilations, largely focused in the province of La Pampa, Argentina.

Chile

Paralleling Argentina along the Andes mountains is Chile. 1,294 animal mutilations since 2002. If you combine Argentina's and Chile's reported animal mutilations, the number is 3,244 in the past three and a half years.

Other

That's not counting the 1,461 poultry deaths in Chile caused by Something that punctures the birds with bloodless holes. Bloodless punctures were the calling card of the infamous chupacabras creatures that attacked in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the southern U. S. from 1995 to 1996. In addition, there were 837 mutilated and punctured animals on Brazil farms in 1997.

Along with the thousands of unusual animal deaths, Chile and Argentina eyewitnesses have also seen unidentified aerial objects and beams of light - despite the Argentina government's official explanation for all the animal deaths: a red-snouted mouse.
 

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Chupacabra sightings date back to the mid 70's, actually. In Puerto Rico.
Something killed a bunch of livestock, sucking out all the blood, and several vital organs, through two small holes in the neck.

Eyewitnesses claim seeing a 3 or 4 foot tall creature, grey, or dark green, with a giant head, big red eyes and wings.

It is similar to creatures like the Jersey Devil and Spring Heeled Jack.
Except the Chupa kills more small animals. :p

Chupacabra has was reported in Florida as far back as 1996, and is reported in California and Texas as well.

Many theories regarding the creation of the chupa exist. Lots of people believe the Chupa was created by the US government genetic labs, as it's earliest sightings were in areas near US bases. The theory goes that the US considered Puerto Rico to be a great big self contained testing lab. Except Chupas got away from the base, and eventually got off the island.
Other ideas run from aliens from ufo's (unexplained lights are often seen during Chupa reports) to undiscovered natural life form.
 

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SuFiKitten77 said:
The very last picture of the "creature" looks to me like a shaved kangaroo
That is in all liklihood what it is. The Chupacabra doesn't exist. If they were trying to convince us that they did, I would think they would get a little more creative than that.
 

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The very last picture of the "creature" looks to me like a shaved kangaroo .. hehe. The Chupacabra has been depected much uglier ;)
I was thinking a skinned coyote or some kind of dog myself. But now that ya mention it, it does look kind of kangaroo like
 

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I always thought Texans were better educated. Has anyone seen the photos that Graphic Designers have done to put a tigers face on a butterfly's wings or put a world map on a jersey cow? They are floating around on the internet somewhere. IMO, these are just a poor attempt at doing the same thing. These pictures are fakes not worthy of any attention. They lack all "believable" detail. It's another hoax like big foot was. Didn't Big Foot turn out to be a 90 year old man with fake feet strapped onto his shoes?

Neither the reporter or the people they were talking too were asking or giving any detailed information. IF it were me, I would have taken it somewhere for someone to study. As long as they put my name on it somehow, they can call it what they want

I have to give them credit for trying though. Aren't we all trying to recreate what our imaginations show us?
 

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Chupas back, again...

Another strange dog-like creature has been found in the East Texas woods. The animal bares a striking resemblance to so-called Elmendorf Beast (aka Chupacabra).

Over the weekend, two brothers out hunting shot it and killed a mysterious animal with leathery skin, long teeth, and hind legs longer than its front legs.

Kolby Russell told KLTV in Tyler-Longview that this wasn't his first run in with the creature. "I had chased it a couple times earlier, about a month ago, and my friends didn't believe me, I finally showed them and they did."

"I've seen mange before, and he has a body kind of built like a coyote -- but he's real skinny," says Kolby's brother Coty told KLTV.

The Russell family sent photos to the county animal control department to see if they want to examine it.
 

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Man, I love the Chupacabra. But of the various versions of it I've seen, I prefer the one that doesn't look like it would rip my asshole out my cock in six seconds, before devouring my balls in three.
 

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:rolleyes: Raxl and his ****ing Chupacabra's. His and claymud's obsession with Spring-Heel Jack have provided me with many hours of amusement on this particular board. :D
 

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:rolleyes: Raxl and his ****ing Chupacabra's. His and claymud's obsession with Spring-Heel Jack have provided me with many hours of amusement on this particular board. :D
We aim to please
 

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Feb. 28, 2006 - In south Texas, its frightening name resurfaces in the news every few months - especially after another neighborhood pet or farm animal mysteriously dies.

"El Chupacabra," they say, "is back."

Parents are cautious, warning their children to stay inside at night or risk a face-to-fang encounter with the chupacabra - a red-eyed, spiky-haired, blood-sucking creature with a green-blue tint to its hide.

The chupacabra haunts the minds of the residents in La Frontera, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Here, an amalgamation of cultures blend, represented by Gulf shrimp tacos, polka-inspired Tejano music, and young, white girls who also hold quinceneras, the Mexican teen rite-of-passage celebration.

Amid this mostly peaceful cultural mishmash, the chupacabra - translates to goat-sucker - replaces the boogeyman. Rumored to be originally of Puerto Rican folklore, the chupacabra and its reign spread to Central America in the '80s and '90s, and has moved northward through Mexico and Texas, where it has quickly been embraced and has lately been portrayed in artwork and film.

Is It Real?

Like other mythic monsters, the chupacabra has its believers - just ask www.elchupacabra.com Webmaster and science-fiction buff Dave Pettis.

"I just believe there can be something out there like that," said Pettis, who lives in Northern California. "I don't think every animal in the world has been classified."

Pettis said he gets lots of e-mails from people. Some are curious about the creature, while others want to submit their own sightings.

"Some people think it's some [lab] experiment that escaped, but other people think it's some animal that's been around for a long time, like in South America. The clearing of the rain forests has made it come out," he said.

The Mexican Boogeyman

It's these sorts of theories that make anthropologist Tony Zavaleta chuckle.

He loves the chupacabra myth, but it's for different reasons. It's simply a great part of Mexican-American folklore, he said.

While the chupacabra is by far the most popular myth, it is just one of several indigenous monsterlike creatures. There's also El Cucuy, or a small humanlike demon that also goes after kids at night.

"It's so universal. … Every group of people, regardless of where they are, they have what I define or describe as the boogeyman - the story you use to keep children in line and inside at night," said Zavaleta, a professor and vice president for external affairs at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Zavaleta's favorite encounter with the chupacabra came while walking through Mexico City a few years ago. He spotted a mask for sale - one that looked partly like a chupacabra and partly like the Mexico president at that time. He had to laugh.

"It's the metaphor for the evil president: the blood sucker," he said.

The Whimsical Monster

High in the mountains of northern Mexico, not far from the Texas border, many of the farmers do not laugh about the chupacabra, said artist and fellow Texas professor Carlos Gomez. There, the chupacabra is blamed for killing cattle and other livestock.

While traveling around the El Cielo cloud forest a few years ago, he tried to joke with the locals about the blood-sucking monster.

He received a cool response.

"There had been some sightings. People were panicking," he said. "Their livestock is their livelihood. They really depend on that."

His trip inspired him to create a recent set of paintings about the chupacabra. Instead of portraying it as a monster, he took a whimsical approach, defying local perceptions.

"Some are old. Some are young and showboating," he said. "Some are blue with red moles, or red with freckles."

A Cult Favorite

Henry Serrato, who works for a south Texas television station and is an amateur filmmaker, also took a whimsical approach with his mockumentary or documentary spoof titled "The Search for the Chupacabra."

Blending real in-person interviews with fictionalized accounts, his film highlights some of the absurdities of the science-fiction fan world - such as the time a real film crew showed up in south Texas ready to film scenes about sightings of a giant Pterodactyl-like bird last spotted there in the '70s.

"The crew shows up in 1996 - 20 years too late. Here was a crew going around interviewing about the big bird, and everyone wants to talk about the chupacabra," he said.

"It's reached cult status," he said of the chupacabra.

Just a Coyote?

Lately, there have been signs that the chupacabra myth may die out before reaching worldwide fame.

Several carcasses of supposed chupacabras have been brought to the attention of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

And its official determination?

The animals were nothing but coyotes with severe cases of sarcoptic mange, a nasty skin disease that leaves the animals emaciated and partially hairless with bluish skin.

It's a plausible explanation for why people may let their imaginations wander, said Danny Pence, a professor of parasitology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. He was talking to the San-Antonio Express-News.

"If you never worked with them or seen them, they do look strange," he told the newspaper.

But Pettis, the chupacabra Webmaster, isn't convinced. He has seen several pictures of the carcasses.

"It didn't look like a coyote. Its back legs were too long," he said.
 

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Chupa tv special tonight, on the National Geographic Chan. at 8:eek:o.:ninja:
 
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