chupacabra

[Originally published August 28, 2015.]

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[This cartoon graces the cover of the current issue of The Salt Lake City Weekly. Read The Weekly’s cover story here.]


Sightings of creatures resembling the legendary chupacabra could mean bad news for area pets, according to KGTV Channel 10 ABC News.

Is this a video of the legendary goat-sucking El Chupacabra – or what’s left of the critter – floating dead in a river in Paraguay?

The Daily Mail reports:

The decomposed body of a humanoid figure has washed up in a stream in Paraguay – and terrified locals believe it to be mythical vampire-like creature Chupacabra. [Mas…]

Colombia farmer kills mysterious critter: El Chupacabra? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER May 28, 2015 El Now
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Chupacabra? Witch? What exactly did this Colombian farmer shoot and why are the dogs barking?

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We’re scared already! New Yorkers: ‘Beware the Chupacabra’ (video)

by ZORRO MULDER May 15, 2015 Cultura
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The notorious goat sucker is coming to NYC, so watch out!

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El Chupacabra: Dangerous beast or mythical monster? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER March 3, 2015 Cultura
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Why are sightings of El Chupacabra on the rise? KOB 4 Eyewitness News in Albuquerque, New Mexico found an “expert” with an “answer.”

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Pocho Ocho top things people blame on El Chupacabra (videos)

by Comic Saenz January 29, 2015 El Now
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Johnny Depp couldn’t just cop to being a day late to the Japanese press conference. No, this wannabe Tonto had to blame his tardy-ass rudeness on an attack by a cruel and vicious Mexican — El Chupacabra (video, above). And the interpreter and the reporters are all like jajaja WTF but in Japanese. Johnny Depp […]

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Watch! Al Madrigal: ‘Half Like Me’ (Al meets with a Minuteman)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal’s new docu-comedy Half Like Me went live on FUSION Thursday night. In this clip, Al meets up at the US-Mexican border with a patriotic member of the Minutemen. Also, Borderlandia looks familiar somehow. PREVIOUSLY ON HALF LIKE ME:

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Weird ‘crop circles’ mark Mexican field on Christmas (videos)

by ZORRO MULDER December 30, 2014 El Now
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Barley fields in Texcoco, northeast of Mexico DF, were marked with strange sprawling “crop circles” on Christmas Eve. Euronews outlet Ruptly described the discovery and name checked “chupakabra” in the headline:

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Exposed! Mexican Bigfoot is a hairy human who hops trains (video)

by ROD ESTERLING May 23, 2014 Cultura
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Holy Spaghetti Monster! The cryptozoological mystery of the elusive Mexican Bigfoot has been solved at last, courtesy Mark Anders. PREVIOUSLY ON CRYPTOZOOLOGY:

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Did movie monster-maker H.R. Giger make El Chupacabra?

by ROD ESTERLING May 16, 2014 Cultura
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The death this week of artist H.R. Giger — best known for the fantastic creatures he created for films like Alien and Species — has unleashed some fascinating speculation about his role in shaping other people’s realities. Did his creations inspire the descriptions of face-to-face enounters with El Chupacabra? Prior to 1995, chupacbras were typically […]

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Danny Trejo? He’s nothing but a pinche goat lover! (video)

by Barney Asada April 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Danny Trejo is not so tough when it comes to goats. It’s The Guzman Show! PREVIOUSLY ON DANNY TREJO AND/OR ARMS OF AN ANGEL:

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‘Game of Thrones’ inspires exotic pet cross breed chupacabras

by Barney Asada March 7, 2014 Doomsday Countdown
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Claude Griffen, from Gotcha Pest Control in Houston, knows ’em when he see ’em. The mysterious chupacabra sightings plaguing this Texas city, he says, are encounters with weird cross breed pets inspired by television. Reliable source Disinfo.com reports: “It was very vicious, very long, longer than a human,” said Claude Griffen from Gotcha Pest control, […]

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Trail cam in Maine captures mystery Chimichanga beast? (photo)

by EresNerd November 22, 2013 El Now
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Did a trail cam in Bangor, Maine photograph the elusive, mythical goat-sucking Mexican monster known as the Chimichanga? That’s the question on the front page of the Bangor Daily News. It’s not a typo, according JimRomenesko.com:

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Was El Chupacabra spotted in Picayune, Mississippi? (video)

by ROD ESTERLING November 6, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Mississippi? The chupacabras are strong in this one. W-LOX-TV reports. PREVIOUSLY ON MISSISSIPPI CHUBACABRA THEATRE:

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From Venuezuela: Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле (chupacabra video)

by Comic Saenz October 8, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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Hey! I took Russki in college. Труп чупакабры в Венесуэле means “corpse of a chupacabra [found] in Venezuela.” Poor Venezuela. Ever since Commandante Hugo Chavez died, his chosen successor Nicolas Maduro has had to cope with a series of Yanqui plots that are screwing up the economy in his socialist paradise. First came the toilet […]

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Coon-hunting man kills chupacabra in Pigtown, Mississippi (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2013 El Now
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WJTV News Channel 12 writes: (Leake County, MS) A hunter in Leake County killed a mysterious animal in a repurposed chicken-coop on Wednesday morning. Some people in the area say it could be the mythical Chupacabra. The hairless creature was killed in Pigtown – a community in Lena, Mississippi. Armed with a .22, Matthew Harrell […]

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Breaking: TX boy, 9, slays Mexican boogeyman El Cucuy, 521

by EresNerd August 14, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SEGUIN, TX) A nine-year-old boy killed El Cucuy Tuesday night. El Cucuy, AKA the Mexican Boogeyman, was pronounced dead at 10:30 PM at the Balli family residence here.  The legendary monster was said to be 521, with a birth date pegged in 1492. It was a more or less typical evening for the […]

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Spanglish with @wilw Wheaton: Today’s word is ‘pupacabras’ (Vine)

by Comic Saenz June 21, 2013 Cultura
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Wil and Anne Wheaton consider the correct pronunciation of the word for “chupacabra puppies.” [New to Vine? We are too! Click on the audio speaker icon in the top left corner of the image to hear Wil and Anne. You may have to hover your mouse over some magic spot to make icon appear; we’re […]

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