Creatures, Myths & Legends
'Chupacabra' filmed in Bolivia after spate of mystery animal deaths
By T.K. Randall
June 15, 2023 · 25 comments
Is El Chupacabra the real deal ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Alan Levine
A creature said to be the mythical Chupacabra has been captured on film by a drone camera operator.
The beast, which has been a fixture of South American folklore for years, had been attributed with a recent spate of unexplained animal deaths on a farm in the Bolivian city of Ouro.
Some news outlets reported that cows, llamas and alpacas had all been found dead with the blood drained from their bodies, while elsewhere in the region there have also been cases of ducks and turkeys showing up dead without apparent explanation.
When a local drone operator captured footage of a strange animal roaming a field near Ouro, therefore, news outlets were quick to jump on the notion that this was in fact the culprit.
"It's strange," filmmaker Carla Flores told Telemundo
"It looks like a dog, but it has a hump towards the back. Looking at the images it has the same positioning that a Chupacabra has."
Lucio Portugal, who is a government official in the town of Canllapata, confirmed to a local news network that the animals had been found with all their blood drained out.
"We don't know if it's the Chupacabra or not," he said.
A local news report (which includes the drone footage) can be viewed below.
Source: Mail Online
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