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2010-10-24 07:55:00

As Halloween approaches, tales of monsters and creepy crawlies abound. Among the most fearsome is the legendary beast known as the chupacabras. But the real fiend is not the hairless, fanged animal purported to attack and drink the blood of livestock; it's a tiny, eight-legged creature that turns a healthy, wild animal into a chupacabras, says University of Michigan biologist Barry OConnor. The existence of the chupacabras, also known as the goatsucker, was first surmised from livestock...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

CUERO, Texas, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Gobbler football, a chupacabra, art galleries, Bahnhof Cafe fried pickles, 19th century buildings and unique people did the trick to crown Cuero, Texas as one of the coolest cities in America, and the only one in Texas by Budget Travel Magazine. Budget Travel created an online contest where twenty-one cities were highlighted and patrons could vote for the coolest. The public voting began after the magazine received 147 nominations for coolness....

2010-04-13 12:02:00

CUERO, Texas, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Only one town in Texas is in the running for Budget Travel Magazine's title of Coolest Small Towns in America. That town is none other than Cuero, Texas famous for its Gobbler football, turkeys and the legendary Chupacabra. Budget Travel received 147 nominations from across the country and chose 21 that stood out from the crowd. Towns with a population of under 10,000 were eligible, but cool doesn't mean quaint. Budget Travel was looking for...

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2007-09-01 03:10:00

By ELIZABETH WHITE CUERO, Texas - Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the mammal,...


Latest Chupacabra Reference Libraries

Chupacabra
2013-10-07 07:13:33

The chupacabra (goatsucker) is a legendary creature claimed to inhabit the Americas. The origin of the name derives from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat,” resulting from the creature’s pattern of killing livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. The name was coined shortly after the first reports by comedian Silverio Perez. The origin of the chupacabra may have come from the science fiction film Species, where an eyewitness account of the chupacabra was in Puerto...

Elmendorf Beast
2013-07-31 07:32:21

The Elmendorf Beast has been blamed for several attacks on livestock in the town of Elmendorf, Texas. A variety of opinions on what the creature was have been disclosed, with one such claim offering that it was a Mexican Hairless Dog mutated by illness. Some local residents associate it with the legend of the Chupacabra, and others claimed it was an escaped lab experiment or an unknown species discovered. In August of 2004, an animal perceived as the Elmendorf Beast was shot by a local...

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