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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


-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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