Evolution of the Chupacabra

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El Chupacabra, which means "the goat sucker" in Spanish, is a legendary creature that originated in certain parts of Latin America. The legend is a fairly new one, as the first reported attacks came in 1995 when Puerto Rican farmer found eight of his sheep dead and drained of blood. Soon after, other reports came in from around the island of similar attacks on livestock. Puetro Rican comedian, Silverio Perez, apparently coined the name "chupacabra" not long after these mysterious attacks.

The appearance of the chupacabra has always been debated, but for some reason it initially took on a strange, mythical form. The creature was rumored to stand on two legs like a kangaroo, and to have the overall appearance of a reptile with red eyes and large fangs.