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A man in
says he has the mythical creature called the Chupacabra (pronounced
chew-paw-CAH-bra). Taxidermist is going to stuff this fanged, leathery beast and put it out on display.
A man living north of San Antonio, says he has a very unusual animal sitting in his freezer and he think it may be the mystical creature chupacabra.
Jerry Ayer, a teacher at the Blanco Taxidermy School in Blanco, Texas, said he’s never seen anything like this creature. “Different, that’s for sure, very interesting,”
The find comes after a number of strange sightings in the area of Blanco,Texas. The animal is gray with leathery skin and large fangs.
“The front legs seem to be a bit longer than a typical coyote, very irregular and never seen any that have legs like that,” said Ayer.
Similar animals have been spotted across the country and deep in South America.
He said he came across the animal because a former student of his didn’t know what it was either and he went and did so research on it. It had all the characteristics of a chupacabra and the student told him to keep it.
“I don’t know what to call it, I’ll just call it a chupacabra,” said Ayer.
“It got into his cousin’s barn and they thought maybe it was a rodent tearing things up, and they had no idea since they’ve never seen it,” said Ayer. “He got out some poison, and this is what they got the very next day.”
“It’s definitely something I don’t want to throw away,” said Ayer. “I think it will be an interesting mount and a tremendous conversation piece.”
Ayer said that he plans to preserve the animal with taxidermy and hopes a local museum will take it for display , so everyone can se this strange creature.
The chupacabra originated in Puerto Rico. In Spanish, “Chupa” means “sucker” and “Chabra” means “goat”. In Puerto Rico this legendary blood sucking animal was responsible for sucking all the blood out of the goats and leaving the carcass behind. The farmers would find puncture wounds on the animals with all the blood drained. This was sort of an epidemic if you want to call it that, in the 90s leaving more than a hundred animals found in the same manner. To this day there is no solid explanation of all the animals killed.