Chupacabra is a legendary beast that roams Puerto Rico, Mexico and the southern United States. The descriptions of the chupacabra vary, most involve vampire-like fangs, red eyes, a reptilian/alien body and quills or spikes running down its back. Some describe the beast has having a tail; and some say it has wings. Sometimes the chupacabra is described as flying and other times the beast is described as hopping. The chupacabra also leaves a stench in its wake.

The name chupacabra means "goatsucker" in English. This beast acquired this name because it is believe to suck blood from goats and other hapless victims. The chupacabra uses its fangs to make punctures in the neck through which it sucks its victim dry.


"Critter of the Week." Arizona Daily Star. January 24, 2003. Caliente section, Page F16.

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