Did a legendary chupacabra slaughter 35 sheep? Man claims he saw creatures with fangs and wings killing livestock

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By Beth Stebner

Last updated at 7:53 PM on 6th March 2012

When farmers in Mexico found 35 of their sheep slaughtered with significant claw and tooth marks around their necks, they had one creature to blame – the legendary chupacabra.

One man tending to the sheep overnight in the small Mexican town of Paracuaro said he saw animals with sharp fangs and wings kill the livestock.

Dubbed the ‘Bigfoot of Latin culture,’ the chupacabra is a legendary four-legged creature that many think is responsible for attacking and killing livestock.

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Mysterious deaths: 35 sheep were found dead in a Mexican town, and one man said a winged, fanged chupacabra is to blameMysterious deaths: 35 sheep were found dead in a Mexican town, and one man said a winged, fanged chupacabra is to blame
Faulty evidence? Most of the sheep don't show signs of a vicious attackFaulty evidence? Most of the sheep don’t show signs of a vicious attack

However, there were also horses and pigs in the Paracuaro enclosure, which were found uninjured in the morning, Mexico’s Biario ABC reported.

The sheep’s owner, Agustin Carrillo Madrigal, said the pen was
One sheep can be seen with blood around its neck, but there appears to be little damage on the remaining animals.

Director of the International Cryptozoology Museum on Portland, Maine told the Huffington Post that it hardly looks like a vicious animal attack.

‘The bodies do not show a great deal of mutilation,’ he said.

‘Anything mysterious in Mexico is unfortunately labelled as ‘chupacabras.’

Legend: This dog-like, kangaroo-like creature was spotted roaming around the woods at the hospitalLegend: This dog-like, kangaroo-like creature was spotted roaming around the woods at the hospital

He noted that the rest of the sheep appeared to have little to no injuries.

Last summer, a strange animal that looked like a mix between a dog, a kangaroo, and a rodent was captured in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Hospital workers spotted the creature while outside on smoking breaks and saw it running around the woods.

They lured it into a trap and snapped photos, but eventually released the creature back into the wild.

Likeness: Guesses for what it is include a skunk, pig, badger or wolf - and some have even said it's the chupacabra, mythical bloodsucking creature, pictured
Strange creature:  Scientists speculate that chupacabras could be coyotes infected by parasites

LEGEND OF CHUPACABRA

The word comes from two Spanish words – ‘chupar’, to suck, and ‘cabra’, goat.

Scientists speculated that the creatures could be coyotes infected by parasites after one animal was discovered last July following a fatal attack on livestock.

The first reported sighting was In 1995, when eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico with identical puncture wounds to the chest and completely drained of blood.

Thus, the legend of the chupacabra was born.

The first reported sighting of the beast was in Puerto Rico, but reports have been made from as far north as Maine, U.S., to the south of Chile.

Scientists last year speculated that the creatures could be coyotes infected by parasites after one animal was discovered in July following a fatal attack on livestock.

In 1995, eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico with near identical puncture wounds to the chest.

They were completely drained of blood. Their mysterious deaths supposedly spawned the legend of the chupacabra in Latin America.

Months later, the creature was allegedly spotted in Canóvanas, where as many as 150 animals had been killed.

Since then there have been attacks allegedly carried about the legendary creature across South and Central America, and even into New Mexico and Texas.

Bizarre and dog-like: Phylis Canion holds a photo of what she is calling a Chupacabra in Cuero, Texas in 2007. She found the strange looking animal dead outside her ranch and thinks it is responsible for killing many of her chickensBizarre and dog-like: Phylis Canion holds a photo of what she is calling a Chupacabra in Cuero, Texas in 2007. She found the strange looking animal dead outside her ranch and thinks it is responsible for killing many of her chickens
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Posted on March 7, 2012, in Miscellaneous, Unexplainable Phenomena and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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