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El Chupacabra

El Chupacabra
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Amphibians
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-07 3:31
Viewed: 147332
Points: 34
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El Chupacabra - Means "the goat sucker" in Spanish.

Named because of the way it sucked all the blood from Puerto Rican goats, the Chupacabra has been leaving fear in its tracks for many years now.

First spotted in Puerto Rico in 1994, the Chupacabra has since migrated off the island and has recently been spotted in many locations including South America as well as the US. Although it was named because of its choice of goat-blood as a meal, the Chupacabra has reportedly attacked and devoured the blood of a wide variety of animals including dogs and sheep. As far as we know, there have yet to be any human fatalities.

Due to the distinct technique the strange animal has of killing its prey, it is very easy to tell if the Chupacabra was involved in an animals death. Animals are found with puncture wounds in their neck and most of their blood removed. Often, the victim's organs have disappeared even though the only wound is a small hole in the animal's neck. Reports of laser-like cuts on the victim's ears are also common.

Although some people say they have seen the Chupacabra's tracks, in many cases there are no signs of blood or tracks around the dead animals.

It is hard to describe the appearance of El Chupacabra because sightings greatly differ. Most say it is either gray or green. Some say it has a large lizard-like tongue, others say it has wings. A bipedal creature (one that stands upright like a human), the Chupacabra has had many sightings where its height was reported to be anywhere from 3 and 6 feet tall. Some say it walks, some say it flies, and some say it has a kangaroo hop.

Like the descriptions of El Chupacabras' appearance, people's ideas of its origin widely vary. Many say it's a new species, or a relative to the panther. More eccentric scholars say it is a dinosaur or an alien. Another theory is that there is a portal to another dimension that stretches from Puerto Rico across to South America.



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Hahahhahaha... Nobody heard more than I did about him... From the Mexican farmers and the Guatemalan macheteros to the Costa Rican tourist=oriented story tellers , all the way to the gauchos of the Patagonian pampa. Greg, its the first time I see its been spotted in Polska , :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-07 3:41]
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Trust you to track down a scary beast...however are you sure this isn't the work of the Greater varigated Lodz frog vampire? I heard one had escaped from a crypt. Nice shot of this crispy frog and thanks for putting a smile on my face (from the note not the dead frog :-))

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-07 4:29]

Yes, I can see the holes in the frog's neck!! You sure it's now another name for a vampire???
So El Chupacabra is wandering around the highways and biways of Lodz in Poland?
What's that at your window Red Greg?? Go send Joanna to open it and see...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-12-07 4:29]

świetnie "złapane", te cienie dodają szczególnej atmosfery. Super ostrość. Niesamowite stworzonko. Dobra robota.
Pozdr. Al.

I've read a book about cryptozoology. It's really fascinating and has a lot to do with my small hobby - ancient folk beliefs.
And as for this shot this is just another great example of your quite exceptional imagination ;)
The shadow on the road is stunning!

Reality or myth?
The scientist has failed yet to get hands on an individual of chupacabra.
(You may have some small variety in Poland that likes small lizards and frogs? :-))
Probably it will conquer Europe soon!

Regards, Petru

It's ... sad :-(

This is an Alien. ;)

Interesting post Greg. Like the shadows. Maybe a bit more contrast betweeen the BG and FG to set it off nicely. Well done.

Have a Great holiday Greg!
Thank You.

Hi Grzegorz!

El chupacabra lo ha dejao seco y tieso!

Good shot and fantastic details, and a litle bit funny.



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-07 11:23]

Hello Greg!
It's not a lovely scane but wonderful shot.Lighting,framing,sharpness and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

c'est vrai qu'il n'y as pas que la vie dans la photographie il y a aussi la mort.
bonne photo et merci pour la note.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-12-07 18:41]

:-) FUNNY :-)
too exhausted to write anything more...
(przypominam Ci o zebraniu entomologicznym w piatek :-), oczywiscie gdyby Joasia miala czas i ochote to rowniez jest bardzo mile widziana :-))

Greg, you must admit that this is a bit insane, I mean to find a relantionship between this nice shot, and El chupacabras :)
An the link supplied really bizarre... incredible :DDD
Thanks very much for cheering up the end of this day.
Regards, Felipe.

This desicated from will add to the tale of the El Chupacabra nicely. The textures are great as are the shadows. Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-10 0:06]

Recently, our reporter from ATSTHA (Any Time Strange Things Happens Anywhere), Grzegorz Wieczorek, made a very interesting discovery.
Please, read the report.

A very interesting post, Greg. Thank you!

p.s.: it is your "elchupacabra" witch inspired me.

hello Greg,
Good shot, but a better note, excellent.
Here, in Argentina,some years ago people reported that dead cows were killed by de chupacabras. Their theory: an alien from outer space.

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