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El Chupacabra by Pachycephalosunshine El Chupacabra by Pachycephalosunshine
el chupacabra "the goat sucker"
first reported attacks were in 1995 in puerto rico,
when 8 sheep were found dead, all drained of blood.
sightings are still centralized in the southern parts of north america.
the chupacabra has been seen in many different places in many different forms,
but i believe there are three more common forms that are seen most often.

traditional appearance:
sightings have ranged in hights between 3' and 7' tall.
but this form is usually seen walking on two legs,
and sometimes hopping.
usually green in color.
almost always has spines or quills on its back.
sometimes seen with wings.

dog-like appearance:
these are usually seen in the texas area,
and end up being proven to be nothing more than a coyote with mange.
usually grey or black in color.
many times they have been reported as having much longer hind legs than front.
usually seen as larger or wider than an average dog.

marsupial appearance:
the smallest and most uncommon form.
some sightings and photos show something much smaller than the normal sightings:
small snout, large eyes, long tail.
usually have small human-like hands.
bodies of these creatures are usually proven to be raccoons, possums or something related.

some features appear in all forms,
red eyes, hairless skin, sharp teeth and long claws.

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for :iconcryptozoologygroup:'s contest.
i used to watch monster quest and took a shining to this little guy. =D
recently, my dad told me that a friend of his once saw and shot one of the dog-like chupacabras.
i wish his friend was still alive so i could ask him about it...

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*EDIT*
thanks so much for all the views/faves/comments!
i never thought this could get over 2,000 views, y'all are amazing!
i've improved quite a bit since i posted this, maybe i should make an updated version as a thank you? ><
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Awesome art ! :D

Maybe a Highly Adaptive and fast evolving species of Rat ? Or Canine ?
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:iconhollowcyclone:
Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Could you link me to some reports or stories of the marsupial one? 
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Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks. 
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GallusVarius Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I've done research on hyenas - Current ones, and their prehistoric roots. There were a few species of hyena that lived in America, some in the south, and some in the north. The most northern were sort of an arctic species, and even appeared in Inuit story-carvings and such. All american hyenas are extinct today, but there's still the south-american species to mention. 

There is also the African legend of the were hyena, but that legend is also found in some parts of Europe; according to the legend, if werewolf bodies were not burned, they would be resurrected as vampiric were-hyenas. The Africans also had a bit of myths of blood-sucking hyena beasties. And, I do hear that chupacabra 'attacks' result in farm animals drained in blood?

Perhaps those who try to find the chupacabra should look into hyenas. The only relation hyenas have to cats on dogs stops are carnivora; they are their own thing, hyaenidae, but spotted hyenas, for example, have longer forelegs than back. Longer back-legs than front seems like it'd be no stretch.


I find the traditional appearance to be a bit more unlikely... Perhaps and odd species of bird? That might explain the quills, and the hopping, and the possible wings. And birds also walk on their two feet. Perhaps of it had downy green plumage, and then, longer more ragged quill/feathers that stuck out. That wouldn't explain the blood-sucking too well, though.
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ManticoreWarrior21 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My chupacabra is a synapsid.
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:iconhollowcyclone:
Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
So a mammal like reptile? 
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:iconmanticorewarrior21:
ManticoreWarrior21 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yes
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:iconhollowcyclone:
Hollowcyclone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
That's neat
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Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Very nicely done! :D
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:iconpachycephalosunshine:
Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Hawkeye Welcome PLZ 
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Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#ChupacapraHatesUsForCallingIt"GoatSucker"
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tarbano Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
well to be fair to some of the 'Texabras', other tests did suggest SOME were highly unusual hybrids between a coyote and wolf, the teeth were longer than normal; and the act of loosing all hair so suddenly with no traces of mange is odd. Nothing nearly as strange as the Puerto Rico monster, but odd nontheless
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool!
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:iconpachycephalosunshine:
Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! ^^
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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zonesadragoness Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student
I saw one, im not lying XD
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i hear about it? :o
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zonesadragoness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student
XD ok

I was going to the beach with my dad in his car, so i was looking at the front window on the car while singing (lol music) and then the car stopped cause of a hairless animal dog thingy, and i was like "HOLY CRAP DAD LOOK ITS A CHUPACABRA!!" i freaked out screaming and the chupacabra passed while the car was still, my dad said "Thats a dog". i looked at him in a scared face way "NO ITS REALLY A CHUPACABRA, NOW IM NEVER GONNA SLEEP!" lol and then when the chupacabra was gone we kept talking about it.
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
weird. what made it seem like a chupacabra?
you said it was hairless, did it have any other strange features?
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zonesadragoness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student
shaper teeth
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah!
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CodaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
It almost looks like Chupacabra and pups :D
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww~ X3
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theJazza Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Nice, yeah I've always been interested by how the original Puerto Rican sightings were the bipedal, more unusual form and the mainland American sightings especially in Texas were the more canine like bodies, and yet the hunting behaviors seem to be the same
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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
I like the one in the middle!
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:iconpachycephalosunshine:
Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! =D
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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Artist
Your welcome & thanks for the llama ^u^!!!
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :)
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jo-jo999freak Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Artist
^u^!
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kingbobthejoe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
you should make stuff like this for other crypdids (prefherably owlman my fav :) )
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:iconpachycephalosunshine:
Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, but i couldn't.
i made this back when i was "monster quest" obsessed, all the critters and their info were fresh in my head.
if i were to make one now, the info would have to be quoted straight from wikipedia. xD
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kingbobthejoe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
its ok :)
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scarlionking Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Nice
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:iconpachycephalosunshine:
Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. :)
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scarlionking Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
NP
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gresh8980 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
The dog-acabra from Texas is a real species, and not just a coyote with mange. DNA testing of a dead one revealed that it is a species of coyote that was cross-bred in the wild with a species of wolf. There have been reports of even more of these creatures throughout texas.
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer the traditional appearance, myself.

Damn americans don't know what a chupacabra looks like... See a mangy coyote, and think "OH GOD, IT'S SOME SORT OF HORRIBLE... DIFFERENT THING! IT MUST BE A CHUPACABRA!!!"
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, it's kinda funny how an image of a mangy or decaying animal can spread across the internet and become a monster.
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GuardianofAllator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
despite them being evil, the're kinda cute
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gresh8980 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I WANT.
A FUCKING.
PET MARSUPIAL CHUPACABRA.
They are SOOO fucking CUTE!
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:iconguardianofallator:
GuardianofAllator Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
eh. i like the dog ones better
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe thanks. xD
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:iconguardianofallator:
GuardianofAllator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
np
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
i didnt know about the marsupial one! Btw, the dog-like ones are every now and again sighted humunoid, but it is quite rare.
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Pachycephalosunshine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you. ^^
huh, that's interesting to hear...
but wouldn't that make them werewolves?
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TheComicCreator Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I thought so, but idk. the internet says alot of things these days.
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Blacknsilver Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student
now thats hawt :D
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