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Everything You Need To Know About Chupacabra

In various areas of America, the Chupacabra is a fabled folk tale. The initial encounter is believed to have occurred in Puerto Rico in 1995. Chupacabra or Chupacabras comes from the Spanish words Chupar, which means “to suck,” and Cabras, which means “goats.” People said that Chupacabras are pets of the Alien visitors, while others believe that it’s the result of an unsuccessful experiment by NASA.

People compare Chupacabra to a vampire, because they attack, suck, and drink the blood of any animal, including goats. It is also said that they have red eyes and they have the resemblance of a kangaroo.

Here is everything you will know in this guide:

  • Does Chupacabra really suck blood?
  • Does Chupacabras still exist?
  • Are they only active during nighttime?

Does Chupacabra really suck blood?

According to scientists, they believe that Chupacabras are actually Coyotes suffering from a severe skin disease or itch.

Considering the study shows that Chupacabras are actually Coyotes, it’s not new that people think Chupacabras suck the blood and attack other animals. Coyotes, even though they are known for being omnivores, they also consider small mammals, including mice, rabbits, rats, and squirrels as their food. So, it might be that some Coyotes attack and suck the blood of other animals.

Because of its skin disease, people mistakenly thought that Coyote is what they believe to be Chupacabras. “Animals with mange are often quite debilitated,” O’Connor said. “And if they’re having a hard time catching their normal prey, they might choose livestock, because it’s easier.”

Another theory from a paranormal investigator and managing editor, Benjamin Radford who published a book entitled, “Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore,” stated that, “What really interested me about the chupacabra is that it’s a vampire, unlike Bigfoot, unlike the Loch Ness monster, the moth man, the New Jersey Devil,” he said. “Whatever beasties people have laying around, this one sucks blood.” That’s how the folktale spread widely in Latin America, southwestern parts of the U.S and some other parts of Spanish speaking areas. Radford again stated that the phenomenon goes only for about 15 years, “It’s such a recent monster,” he said. “It only dates back to 1995.”

Does Chupacabras still exist?

If we believe in tales the answer might be yes but, as what the scientists have shown, It’s not Chupacabras but a Coyote with a severe skin disease, whom people believed a monster.

Some might think that Chupacabra, the legendary creature is still existing, sucking the blood of other animals, attacking, and eating their flesh. For scientists, it’s a Coyote with a severe skin disease that made its appearance different and way more scary than any other Coyotes.

Radford stated that a separate category of chupacabras started appearing in southwestern parts of the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking areas of the world in the mid-2000s, but could be explained by scientists through DNA evidence. In the reports, it stated there that the so-called chupacabras are reported as hairless, coyote-like creatures that stand on four legs, just like how they describe the legendary creature, Chupacabra. But, according to Radford, those are mangy canids – dogs, foxes, and coyotes with a skin illness known as sarcoptic mange.

Are they only active during nighttime?

People compare Chupacabras to a vampire. Probably, they are active during nighttime and it is the best time to hunt for food.

As it said that Chupacabras are actually Coyotes, Coyotes are active during nighttime. Coyotes hunt their food when darkness comes, which makes them more vocal during night. This explains why scientists believe that the legendary creature, Chupacabra, is actually a Coyote.

Precautions

Refrain from walking alone, and going out during nighttime to avoid encountering unidentified, odd looking creatures.

Conclusions

It’s okay to believe in some tales. It’s also helpful if we look for facts about the creatures that have been living in our thoughts and imagination for decades, to know if they really exist, if someone has already proven their existence or if they are just some of the animals who have been different from others because of their illness. This legendary creature and all these myths, folktales, and beliefs about monsters, aliens, and immortals are lessons that tell us humans that we’re not just the living things in this world. There might be other unexplainable things in this world. The universe is so wide, it only means that there might be other elements or other living things that remained undiscovered.

Sources:

  • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/101028-chupacabra-evolution-halloween-science-monsters-chupacabras-picture
  • https://www.coyotelight.com/tips-and-techniques-for-hunting-coyotes-at-night/#:~:text=Not%20only%20are%20coyotes%20most,most%20vocal%20in%20the%20darkness.&text=Coyotes%20are%20built%20to%20hunt,edge%20anytime%20daylight%20or%20darkness.
  • https://northamericannature.com/what-do-coyotes-eat/

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