Meet the *Charming* Chupacabra!

This just in . . . some pretty serious footage of a creature thought to be local, deep-south folklore. The Chupacabra is relatively new on my legend-radar, and there are a plethora of mainstream myths to keep me sufficiently occupied. However, I just came across this video on a friend’s Facebook wall and felt it worthy of a share on my blog.

Briefly, the Chupacabra came on the legendary and elusive scene back in 1995 in Puerto Rico when eight sheep were found dead with unexplained puncture wounds to the chest. The animals were drained of blood. Not long after this, an eyewitness claimed to have seen an unknown creature kill over 150 farm animals in a similar fashion. Since then, there have been many supposed sightings of the creature dubbed the “goat sucker” (that is what Chupacabra means in Spanish!).

Sounds like a cuddly little guy, doesn’t it? Well, I’ll let you watch the video and reach your own conclusion. I must say that the “expert” interviewed in this film must not be much of an expert on¬†anything¬†if he can’t tell this unusual animal from a mangy dog! Ever see a dog eat with its front paws like a kangaroo?

I didn’t think so.