The Chupacabra is a Latin American monster that attacks livestock, usually goats, and drinks their blood.
The name itself is derived from the Spanish ‘chupar’ (‘suck’) and ‘cabra’ (‘goat’).
Descriptions of them range from reptiles with spikes or spines on their backs to hairless dogs with fangs and claws.
Someone in Piedmont, North Carolina uploaded this photo of a mangy dog-like creature to a local TV station with the caption: ‘Chupacabra’s exist’
Scientists speculated that the creatures could be coyotes infected with parasites after an animal was discovered last July following a fatal attack on livestock.
The first reported sighting was in 1995, when eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico with identical chest punctures and completely drained of blood.
Their mysterious deaths reportedly spawned the chupacabra legend in Latin America.
Months later, the creature was reportedly seen in Canóvanas, where around 150 animals were killed.
Since then, there have been attacks allegedly carried out by the creature in South and Central America, and even in New Mexico and Texas.