Saturday, January 16, 2010

El Chupacabra is Back!

Covering the latest El Chupacabra "The Goat Sucker" is one of my favorite topics. The stories just fascinate me - as the scope the evidence after these horrible attacks just don't make sense. Coyote? Wild dog? Crazy goat killer? I think not. What sucks these poor farm animals dry like this?

El Chupacabra of course!

The latest account comes from Horizon City, Texas. Cesar Garcia and Juan Miranda's farm is the scene of a grizzly slaughter of 30 chickens. A series of weird events preceded the gruesome attack: the cat stayed on the roof for an entire weekend and refused to come down, the roosters stopped roostering, rabbits went into hiding, and the dogs stopped barking.

But the sight of the dead chickens led Garcia and Miranda to believe something out-of-the ordinary had preyed on their animals.

"I saw the chickens were dead, but there was no blood around the sheet metal" in the coop, Garcia said. "All of them were just dead in one big pile. But, really, I don't know what it was because there was no blood. If it had been a dog, there would have been blood everywhere because a dog tears them apart."

The attacker did leave tracks, and they followed them for about four blocks before they disappeared. Clearly, the impression left behind included a heel and paw. The sherff's deputies investigated, but they're unable to determine what exactly killed these chickens.

It's weird, since Chupacabra literally translates to "goat sucker" as goats are its favorite mealtime snack. Maybe this is a new breed of blood-sucking predator...maybe we should call it El Chupachicken!

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I hope you'll check out my latest podcasting adventure. The Phoenix & Son Show will continue to feature the latest science news with a humorous twist, but's now kid-friendly! As it has to be, since my 9-year old son, The Dominator, is my co-host.


Anonymous said...

interesting read. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did any one hear that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

Perplexio said...

It reminds me of one of the possible explanations for the crop circles in England-- Geometrically sensitive hedgehogs.

So now there's Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman, El Chupacabra, & Geometrically Sensitive Hedgehogs?!?!?!

The Phoenix said...

I'm going to have to research those hedgehogs....

Perplexio said...

The way the theory was mentioned on the documentary I saw, it sounds like that theory has been generally dismissed. Although, much like with the Flat Earth Society, I wouldn't be surprised if that theory still has its loyalists despite its general kookiness.

Mr. Shife said...

I remember being introduced to El Chupacabra for the first time when I watched The X-Files. And I just love saying El Chupacabra. Always enjoy getting an update about El Chupacabra so thanks for sharing. And nice work on the podcast with your son. Very cool.

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