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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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GallusVarius Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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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ProxyMandrill90000 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My chupacabra is a synapsid.
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Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Very nicely done! :D
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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  Student Digital 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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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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