Chupacabra | Puerto Rico
Bear-sized, spiky creature that drinks livestock blood.
- Breaking down the word, chupacabra can be translated to “goat-sucker” (chupar means ‘to suck’ while cabra means ‘goat’.)
- It’s primarily found in Puerto Rico but it’s been reportedly seen as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. Occasionally, you’ll hear of the creature popping up in Europe.
- The chupacabra’s first reported attack happened in 1995. This myth is still very young!
- Appearance varies on the place; it can be the size of a small bear, can have scales (making it more reptilian), a sharp spine, or may have quills. But guess what? It’s only supposedly 3 feet tall (can be up to four feet) and hops like a kangaroo. It’s sometimes described like a dog.
- They’re motive is similar to a vampire; their victims are always found drained of blood – not slaughtered.