"What caught my attention was its gallop. It looked as if its front legs had been dismembered, broken – the front end of the animal was much lower than the back end."
- Phylis Canion, 7C Ranch, Cuero, Texas
August 4, 2007 Cuero, Texas - Whatever the true nature of the Texas gray animals with big ears, overbite and shorter front legs than back legs, photographs of them and their actual dead bodies look nothing like the drawings of the alleged "chupacabras" that haunted Puerto Rico more than a decade ago.
In the spring of 1995, farmers in the El Junque rainforest region of Puerto Rico reported finding chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep and even dogs with quarter-inch wide puncture holes that did not bleed, but usually left the domestic animals dead as if the blood had been sucked out of them. That description lead to the name “chupacabras,” which means “goat sucker” in Spanish.
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