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Do you believe in the legendary chupacabra?

Asked by ibstubro (11150 points ) April 6th, 2014

This is one ugly critter, but is it a ‘goat sucker’ as the owners believe?

Here’s the Wiki definition, since the matter doesn’t require complete gravity.

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syz's avatar

No.

It’s simple enough to check the DNA. Most of the photos that I see are pretty clearly dogs or coyotes with severe mange or some other condition. If I can find it, I’ll be happy to post a picture I took in our clinic of a poor puppy suffering from the same condition, with the same look.

ragingloli's avatar

Not until they find a corpse that looks like this

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Yes, I do believe. I also believe even chupacabra has gotten the perfecto fish, and I can’t even find a clue as to what it is!!! ARG!

Coloma's avatar

I agree with @syz Most likely a coyote with severe mange.
There was a strange, mange breakout in my local deer population about 4 years ago and the poor things looked like Chupadeer. lol

Kardamom's avatar

Is that like a Chalupa?

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

No, it’s what magicians call to for the power to performs acts of magic, @Kardamom.
“Abra cadabra, chupacabra…. BEHOLD!”

dxs's avatar

I’d be a Chalupacabra any day. Bring on the Chalupas!
@Jonesn4burgers The Chupacabra is very about unsure about its answers.

Coloma's avatar

I’ll have a chupadog with mustard please.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Coloma, Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@dxs Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

gondwanalon's avatar

Yes it is alive and well but only within the minds of the true believers.

Symbeline's avatar

I sure don’t. No doubt there are animals out there that we’ve never discovered, or know very little about, but the chupacabra fits the same design as legendary creatures such as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster. If you want to step outside the known creatures, this thing is exactly like the African Bota, which is a small demon wearing a wooden mask and drinking the blood of villagers or cattle during the night.

The descriptions always vary, as well as the behaviors. Thing about this is, when a new species of animals is discovered, does it go through this kind of scheme? Sightings, people claiming to capture it and whatnot? No, it doesn’t. New found animals don’t make the news or headlines or live on through status legend, and if you’re not interested in new wildlife, chances are you won’t even know what new animals are being discovered.
There is some kind of psychological treatment that seems to go with such legendary creatures which heavily draws it apart from everything else. Humans playing pretend.

kritiper's avatar

Oh, heck, no.

zenvelo's avatar

It’s so hard to live up to one’s own legend. Chupacabra just wants a quiet life, a little occasional goat, and a female Chupcabra for those cold desert nights.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I would say that is actually a raccoon with mange. If it were a dog or coyote it wouldn’t have that kind of dexterity in it’s front paws. How the biologist in the video isn’t aware of this is a bit beyond me.

btw the people in that video, especially the woman look batshit crazy.

I love how every time a hairless animal shows up it’s automagically some mythical creature. Maybe we should start shaving animals and taking pictures of how they look…..for science of course :P

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I believe it is a legend only.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@El_Cadejo Yes, I think the real chupacabra is atop that woman’s head.

dxs's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers Looks like someone got something accomplished today!

ucme's avatar

Maybe it’s just a jackal or something, dressed up for halloween.

AshLeigh's avatar

I think the sightings have been grossly exaggerated, but an animal similar to that may very well exist.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

It’s a magic word alright! Abracachupacabra…..... Perfecto fish award for me!!!!!!!!!!!! (with help from my lovely assistant!)

AstroChuck's avatar

♪♫ Chupacabrafragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye
Um-diddle-diddle-um-diddleye… ♫♪

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

^^^^^^^^ I’m bangin’ the GA, but only one will come up. LOL! Inspired!

Symbeline's avatar

…lol, bangin’.

ibstubro's avatar

The video was uncooperative, so I just now watched it.

I would be so embarrassed if I’d posted this under General!! What a bunch of nuts! Why would a blood sucking nocturnal animal be sitting in a tree eating corn during the day. Prof. says canine?? Idgit!

You can tell by the distinctive stance that they have a coon in that cage.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@ibstubro So, you posted a story about a chupacabra capture… and thought it might not turn out to be ridiculous? Okay.

ibstubro's avatar

I posted in Social, @dappled_leaves, and I’m well pleased with the results, from silly to serious.

My question was written strictly on the story and still pictures, which were absurd, but intriguing.
My last comment was strictly on the video, which I had not watched until there were comments on it.

Although I won’t close my mind to a chupacabra existing, ‘this ain’t it’.

JLeslie's avatar

WTH? A Facebook friend of mine used chupacabra a week ago, I hadn’t heard it in 30 years probably, and now I see this Q. My life is so weird like that.

No, I don’t think it is real.

Winter_Pariah's avatar

No, but considering I’m a ram in the chinese zodiac and my mother is busy sucking the life out of me, I’m suspicious that there truly is an Asian version of it.

Coloma's avatar

@Winter_Pariah Is your mother a Monkey…on your back? lol

ibstubro's avatar

‘Well, I’ll be a son-of-a-monkey!” lacks some zing.

Coloma's avatar

I believe in the Cholula-cabra.
Has quite the bite. haha

El_Cadejo's avatar

El Chupa Chupa? Lol the song/video is so hilariously bad.

ibstubro's avatar

Nice, @El_Cadejo. Multicultural.

Winter_Pariah's avatar

@Coloma nah… more like an Orangutan. Zodiac-wise she’s a Dragon

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