El Chupacabra in the Philippines?

Oh, el chupacabra. The Latin American urban legend that is supported by folklore that goes all the way back to the 1990s. The creature that witnesses say looks like a vampiric alien with huge bulging eyes, razor-sharp talons and a row of spines on its back, yet inevitable looks like a mangy dog whenever it is allegedly captured or photographed. This story, about a chupacabra captured in the Philipines, isn’t very comprehensive or informative, but it does have a lot of words typed out in a row. And one of those words is “chupacabra.” Oh, and there’s a picture of the alleged cryptid.

chupacabra captured in the philipinesCould El Chupacabra be real?

Probably not.

But a video leaked to the web purported to be from the Philippines claims there might be.

In some parts of Latin America, they are believed to attack animals especially goats which gave them the alternate name “goat sucker”. “Chupacabra” originated with the discovery of some dead goats in Puerto Rico with puncture wounds in their necks and their blood allegedly drained. It is purportedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. According to biologists and wildlife management officials, the chupacabra is an urban legend.

Quality journalism right there. But I digress. This creature, like every single other photo of an alleged chupacabra, looks like a mangy dog. And it’s probably just a mangy dog. Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?

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