Chupacabra Research Paper

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Imagine red glowing eyes, looking at you from the dark. The creature is roughly 4 feet tall, with a row of spines starting at its neck and ending at the base of its tail with fearsome fangs. It is reptilian-like with leathery greenish-gray skin, a large oval head, and bipedal -- standing and hopping like a kangaroo. You’ve heard its name before: el chupacabra. Translated literally from Spanish as “goat-sucker,” el chupacabra is famous for killing livestock and, leaving behind one to three puncture wounds in the animal’s neck, draining them of their blood. In the March of 1995, eight sheep were found drained of their blood in Puerto Rico. A few months later in August, there was attack on a farm in Cano*vanas, with as many as 150 farm animals…show more content…
In several eye-witness accounts, it is described as having a dog or panther-like face, a forked tongue, and large fangs. It is said to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as to leave a sulfuric stench behind. This second variety is also bipedal and has coarse fur. The third form is a strange breed of wild dog that is hairless and has a pronounced spinal ridge. In addition, it has prominent eye sockets, teeth, and claws, but is otherwise a typical canine. This animal is said to be the result of interbreeding between several populations of wild dogs, but enthusiasts believe it to be an extinct dog-like reptile. This creature is known as both “chupacabra” and “chupacabras” throughout the Americas, although the plural is not the same as the singular. The singular form relates to an attack on a single goat, while the plural form relates to an attack on several goats. The name can be preceded by the masculine definite article (“El Chupacabra”) and be considered grammatically correct. Compound expressions like this often include a term in the plural, even when the phrase is singular, such as correcaminos (“road-runner”). Such phrases end in “s” because the second term is already plural and has no distinct plural
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