Is the Chupacabra Real?


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Although there have been eyewitness accounts and circumstantial evidence, there have been no credible sightings or proof that the mythological chupacabra is a real creature. The chupacabra is said to prowl the Southwestern United States, Central America and islands in the Caribbean Sea in search of goats and blood.

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The exact description of the chupacabra differs depending on the eyewitness account. Reports of a half-dinosaur, half-panther creature with red eyes is common, although some eyewitnesses claim it's an alien-animal hybrid. The creature sighted or caught most often turns out to be a dog, coyote or raccoon with mange fur. Chupacabra translates to "goat sucker" in Spanish.

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