Creatures, Myths & Legends
"El Chupacabra" blamed for chicken deaths
By T.K. Randall
January 16, 2010 · 31 comments
Image Credit: Jennifer Dickert
The deaths of 30 chickens at the hands of a mysterious predator in El Paso have renewed interest in the legendary Chupacabra.
Cesar Garcia and his brother-in-law Juan Miranda discovered that an unknown animal had broken in to their farm's chicken pen and killed many of them. The kills were strangely clean with only puncture marks on the bodies, no blood traces and a series of mysterious footprints found on the property that could not be identified.
Chupacabras has been part of border folklore since stories of the creature's existence in Puerto Rico emerged in the early '90s. The creature has rarely, if ever, been seen, but it leaves dead animals behind. Its name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats.
Source: El Paso Times
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