Saturday, September 05, 2009

Chupa-what? Nah that's just my dog.

I've been getting caught up on news reels and what the wacky world has been getting itself into. And I came across the infamous chupacabra.

Some of those who understand what this word means will be busting up laughing. And I am one of those who pictures this strange looking creature that is somehow related to Dracula going around scarying goats everywhere. As if goats weren't wacky, creepy little creatures themselves.
But strangely enough there aren't those who do not know what a chupacabra is. And so turning to Wikipedia (because it was easy lol) here is just a little stint of what this little interesting sucker is about.

The Chupacabra or Chupacabras (meaning "to suck", and cabra, meaning "goat"; literally "goat sucker"), also called El Chupacabras in Spanish, is a legendary cryptid rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas.

It is associated more recently with sightings of an allegedly unknown animal in Puerto Rico (where these sightings were first reported), Mexico, and the United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities.

The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1990 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. It is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the Chupacabra as a contemporary legend.

So as I'm reading about this, they show pictures of what they would suspect is the creature.( Just a dog.) Its just a hairless dog. And yes though most people are repulsed, I think its so cute! It reminds me of a dog recently crowned as the world ugliest dog. And the owner proud of her pet friend. So staring at this little creature, I couldn't help but feel sorry for it, especially for it being tagged a name so wrongly.

Poor little thing, people thinking its killing goats just because its hairless, has long teeth and not on the cute side. I would think its more wolf than a blood sucker. I definitely feel for the hairless animals out there. And you know even though most people think its ugly, it just makes me realize just how really sweet the animal might really be.

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