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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Chupacabra-animal vampire



-chupar (Spanish):to suck cabra:goat =goat sucker



-cryptid said to inhabit parts of the Americas



-associated with the ancient myth of the chimera or griffin



-recently with sightings were first reported of an allegedly unknown animal in:


-Puerto Rico


-Mexico


-US (especially in the latter's Latin America communities)


-name come from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock


(especially goats)


-been claimed as early as 1990 in Puerto Rico


-been reported as far north as Maine and as far south as Chile


-heavy, the size of small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base tail


-Most biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabra as an urban legend.

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