|Cows and chickens were recently killed and drained of blood at Mac Dee Dee's Organic Farm, alledgedly by the Chupacabra . . . but Chupacabra reports have never occured this far north! Continue reading to learn more about this discovery!|
Many haven't heard about the creature focused in today's article, but many in the southern parts of the United States and places around Costa Rica and neighboring islands have, and they fear it greatly. What mysterious creature am I talking about? I'm talking about an elusive beast said to roam the aforementioned areas that sneaks into people's farm's . . . leaving nothing more than dead goats and other livestock, sucked dry with no blood remaining in their bodies. I'm talking about the dreaded Chupacabra!
The Chupacabra is Spanish for “goat sucker”. But what in the world is it? Well, for those of you who don't know, it's a cryptid (those are secretive animals, such as Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster) that is believed to be rather dog or coyote-like in shape and body plan, but it is said to mostly covered in sparse hair. Unlike members of the canine family known to science, the Chupacabra is said to feed on the blood of livestock in the darkness of night (fortunately, it doesn't attack humans). Like Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra sightings have been numerous over the years; there have been sightings dating back to the late 20th century and the most northern ones taking place in the southwestern United States (specifically Texas) . . . until now!
Just last Thursday night, the local farmer Mac Dee Dee at Mac Dee Dee's Organic Farm experienced something beyond bizarre. Yep, you guessed it: my trusty, junior photographer and I went over to the farm to get an exclusive interview with Mac Dee Dee. Upon arriving, Daniel and I were astounded by what we saw: five dead cows were lying in the pasture, dead. Something happened with the chickens too: at least a dozen chickens were lying on the ground, blood sucked out of their bodies through small holes on their abdomens. Mac Dee Dee is quoted for saying, “I heard some noise last night from the cows, and later the chickens. They seemed to be in a panic. I figured they were just spooked by a noisy car driving past with the boombox on too loud, so I went back to sleep . . . [but once I] woke up, I found otherwise.” He went on to explain that he nearly fainted from shock when he discovered what happened to his cattle and chickens. He called his wife, Jules to come have a look. “I'm just glad the cows and chickens that died were meat animals, meaning we were going to kill and sell the meat anyway.”
“We had something like this happen to a farm belonging to a neighbor when we were living in Texas,” Jules says. “Two cows were sucked dry of blood and they were sure it was the Chupacabra that did it. Our cows that were killed show the telltale signs of a Chupacabra attack, but Chupacabra attacks have never been reported this far north!”
Jules was right. A Chupacabra attack in New York (the farm's not too far from Animal Adventures Inc.) is unheard of until now. Mac Dee Dee took Daniel and I to see the dead cows. Man! Did they smell! But I saw what I was looking for: a pair of holes – bite marks – in the cows' necks where the blood was drained out. Daniel took the photo above.
So does the Chupacabra exist? Is it possible something else is responsible for the livestocks' deaths? I put that question to the resident zoologist at AAI., Dr. Arizona Stevenson. When asked what she thought about the Chupacabra, she was quoted for saying, “Many people have seen the creature over the years. Unlike many other cryptids, the Chupacabra has allegedly been photographed by people who've claimed to have seen it.” At this point in the conversation, Arizona brought out a photograph of what was supposedly the dead corpse of the Chupacabra. It showed a dog-like creature with no fur. For a second, I thought why on earth people could doubt the existence of such a creature that has been thoroughly photographed; and not just blurry photographs either! It was a clear picture. Arizona asked us what we thought it was and Daniel and I both replied that it must be the Chupacabra. Arizona shook her head. “Actually, that's what the people who photographed it thought it was too. But it turns out that this is really a coyote with a condition known as mange.” The scientist told me that mange is a disease that some dogs catch and it results in the animal loosing its fur. Without the fur, it looks extremely different! “Many alleged Chupacabra sightings are actually of a coyote or other member of the canine family with mange.”
Of course, I respect Dr. Arizona's opinion and to an extent, I agree with her. But, you also have to remember that not only are there other Chupacabra sightings that aren't so easily shrugged off as coyotes with mange, but also the numerous livestock killings. Whether or not the Chupacabra exists, something is either snatching away and/or killing livestock. I for one contend that the Chupacabra exists, but we've yet to find it. After all, we don't know everything about the world we live in.
“I definitely believe in the Chupacabra,” says Mac Dee Dee. “Even though there hasn't been any real physical evidence for it [yet], as the old saying goes, 'Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence'.”
Written by: Mr. Smiley
Photographer: Daniel P. Smithwater
Edited by: Christian Ryan, Joy Hammond
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