Please Don't Call It A Chupacabra

Death to false chupacabras.  Even dead ones.
Death to false chupacabras. Even dead ones.

For some odd reason, the fine people of Texas keep rolling out these weird dead hairless critters and calling them Chupacabra, most recently some taxidermist from Blanco TX. Then they complain about the media attention, sooner or later they start selling T-Shirts and a write book. You may remember the Cuero Chupacabra. As I previously stated, the Puerto Rican alien Chupacabra is way more interesting than these poor pitiful beasties, as I suspect the Texas one is a more classic nut and bolts, flesh and blood cryptozoological, less ultraterrestrial type creature. Hell, the Texas version looks like a coyote with a skin disease.

Would the real chupacabra please stand up
Would the real chupacabra please stand up

The real Chupacabra first came to the media’s attention in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. Sightings described a three to four foot tall creature, much like a traditional grey alien, but more reptilian, with fangs, forked tongue, a dog or panther-like nose and sharp spines or quills running down its back. Sighting quickly spread to Dominican Republic, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Brazil, United States, and Mexico as the media seemed to love the Chupacabra.

How the weird hairless dog creature of Texas also became known as a Chupacabra is unknown. While both creatures have been known to be sighted before and after the appearance of dead live stock, often found with the blood drained, the appearance is very different.

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