Is the creepy and ferocious animal that this Texas family captured actually the mythical “El Chupacabra”?
TEXAS (INTELLIHUB) —A Texas family claims that they’ve captured the mythical “El Chupacabra” creature that has been the suspect of livestock killings for centuries.
Jackie Stock said her husband caught the creature Sunday night.
“He called me to come and look, and I said, ‘Bubba, that looks like a baby Chupacabra,‘” said Stock.
Neighbor Arlen Parma, the person who captured the creature, is convinced the animal is a Chupacabra. “I hunted racoons for 20 years with dogs and I ain’t ever seen anything that looks like that right there,” Parma said.
“A racoon don’t make that noise, or a possum. What makes that noise? I guess a chupacabra does, I don’t know,” said Parma.
“We were just trying to figure out what it is because we’ve never seen anything like it before,” Stock said.
The chupacabra (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃupaˈkaβɾa], from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat”, literally “goat sucker”) is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas, with the first sightings reported in Puerto Rico. The name comes from the animal’s reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.
Physical descriptions of the creature vary. It is purportedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail.
Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1995 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile, and even being spotted outside the Americas in countries like Russia and The Philippines, but many of the reports have been disregarded as uncorroborated or lacking evidence. Sightings in northern Mexico and the southern United States have been verified as canids afflicted by mange. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabra as a contemporary legend.