Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Chupacabras is a relatively newcomer to Patagonia. None of the ancient native myths mention it. Neither is it found in any of the chronicles written by those who Explored Patagonia.
In April 2009, a strange animal was seen at Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego. It attacked the policeman’s car, scratching it as it ran away. The startled witness said it was “completely hairy”, had red eyes, large claws and was about 1,5 m (5 ft.) tall.
It was sighted again, both in Rio Grande and in the village of Tolhuin by eight people who described it as “a lamb that suffered a strange mutation, as its skin is like that of a cat”. One said it resembled a “werewolf” and stood on two feet. The local media quickly reported that it was a chupacabras
Links to the news reports:
And a link to an extensive article on Chupacabras in Chile:
Revista AFR No. 18
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