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Biologist: The "chupacabras" does exist, but it's not a monster
El Nuevo Día (Spanish-language article) ^ | October 22, 2010 | El Universal/GDA

Posted on 10/22/2010 10:10:34 AM PDT by rrstar96

(English-language translation)

The chupacabras does exist but is not a monster; rather, a diminutive attacker that turns a wild and harmless animal into an ugly and disturbed species, University of Michigan biologist Bary O'Connor maintained.

In an article published in Skeptic magazine, the specialist explains that the real culprit behind cattle deaths is a small, eight-legged creature that, upon biting species such as coyotes, causes a mange that transforms them.

He recalled that the existence of the chupacabras was first mentioned in Puerto Rico after dead sheep were found with sharp wounds and carcasses completely drained of blood. Similar reports subsequently began to arrive from places such as Mexico or the United States.

"The accounts came from people who claim having seen animals with a malignant appearance, described as looking like dogs or rodents, or reptiles, with long snouts, huge fangs, tough skin or greenish scales, and a very unpleasant odor," he said.

For locals, the conclusion was that those responsible for the animal deaths were ugly, rare creatures, but scientists who studied some chupacabra carcasses concluded that the feared monsters were coyotes with extreme cases of mange or scabies.

"It involves a skin condition caused by mites which cause scabies. They are diminutive attackers that affect wild coyotes very seriuosly, turning them into barbarities," he specified.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; chupacabras; cryptobiology

1 posted on 10/22/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: cll

ping


2 posted on 10/22/2010 10:11:12 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Well, OK, but what about Mothman? Huh? HUH?


3 posted on 10/22/2010 10:18:08 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: rrstar96

‘...a diminutive attacker that turns a wild and harmless animal into an ugly and disturbed species...’

Sounds like a Democrat.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 10:18:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: rrstar96

We have to wonder what exotic animal species our ancestors witnessed before crayons & cameras were invented. Especially when not all observers were able or inclined to scratch the events on cave walls.

We cannot expect that every skeleton or fossil has been discovered for those species that became extinct during human history.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 10:20:35 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: rrstar96
"It involves a skin condition caused by mites which cause scabies. They are diminutive attackers that affect wild coyotes very seriuosly, turning them into barbarities," he specified.

In other words, mites turn a vicious predator species into a vicious predator species.

6 posted on 10/22/2010 10:21:25 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: rrstar96

It’s not the Chupacabra that scares me, it’s the Popobawa.


7 posted on 10/22/2010 10:22:25 AM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: rrstar96
As opposed to the mysterious Chalupa-cabra...


8 posted on 10/22/2010 10:23:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: el_chupacabra

Ping


9 posted on 10/22/2010 10:26:20 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: rrstar96
"The accounts came from people who claim having seen animals with a malignant appearance, described as looking like dogs or rodents, or reptiles, with long snouts, huge fangs, tough skin or greenish scales, and a very unpleasant odor," he said.


10 posted on 10/22/2010 10:28:01 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: rrstar96
The chupacabras does exist

Of course it does. It sits in an old oak tree.

11 posted on 10/22/2010 10:32:37 AM PDT by Minn
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To: RetroSexual
“what about Mothman?”

Rare species of saber tooth crotch crickets. (causes moth balls?)

12 posted on 10/22/2010 10:35:47 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; Narcoleptic; ...
Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


13 posted on 10/22/2010 10:35:47 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: cll; rrstar96

Animal carcasses drained out of blood is the clincher. That evidence is hard to refute or to ignore.

I recall listening to the George Noory’s overnight radio show about 10 years ago at about 3 in the morning (I was driving to the airport) and he had as guest one of the US park rangers in El Yunque who witnessed this “being” as he was going down one of the winding roads one night.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this man was being truthful and honest about his account. It sent shivers down my spine.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 10:43:05 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: All

Of course it exists....it has 6 fingers and beautiful hair....


15 posted on 10/22/2010 10:44:10 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Jack Hammer
‘...a diminutive attacker that turns a wild and harmless animal into an ugly and disturbed species...’ Sounds like a Democrat.

Be more specific:


16 posted on 10/22/2010 10:50:13 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Joe 6-pack
I'm gonna have to track down that dog jacket , so I can use it to humiliate and degrade my chihuahua, Cocoa. He deserves it at least as much as my dachshunds have deserved years of being tormented by the hot dog bun coat.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 11:13:30 AM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; rrstar96

Before el Chupacabras, there was the “Vampiro de Moca”. Probably the same thing. Something or nothing.

My bet is that they are escaped ressus monkeys from the research labs. They are mean.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 11:15:20 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: rrstar96
eight-legged creature?
19 posted on 10/22/2010 11:31:26 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Minn

Everybody sing!

Chupacabra sits in the old gum tree ee
Merry merry king of the bush is he ee
Laugh, chupacabra, laugh, chupacabra
gay your life must be...


20 posted on 10/22/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: RetroSexual
Well, OK, but what about Mothman? Huh? HUH?


21 posted on 10/22/2010 11:38:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rrstar96

Perhaps that explains Helen Thomas and Nancy Pelosi.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 11:49:24 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: texas_mrs
eight-legged creature?

The scientist thinks an 8-legged insect (mite) causes mange in coyotes and makes them scary looking and aggressive.

In other words, there isn't a creature that's a chucacabra. It's actually a coyote with mange caused by a mite bite according to this theory.

23 posted on 10/22/2010 11:55:58 AM PDT by longjack
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To: cll; SilvieWaldorfMD
Oh, yes, "El Vampiro de Moca". Back in the 1970s, El Vocero reported extensively about this creature, even as front-page news if I remember well.

At least in Puerto Rico, we cannot blame coyotes for the attacks since they are not found on the island. And how can we explain the drained blood?

24 posted on 10/22/2010 12:29:15 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; cll
Your story reminds me of similar accounts which began some 35-40 years ago about alien sightings in El Yunque. I remember there were these men who appeared in the late José Miguel Agrelot's "Encabulla, vuelve y tira" segment of El show del mediodía on WAPA-TV and told about their experience. As with the park ranger, these fellows did not sound like kooks or hoaxsters looking for cheap publicity. The alleged alien encounter was later profiled in a documentary on UFOs broadcast on rival TV station WKAQ.
25 posted on 10/22/2010 12:43:21 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
The chupacabras does exist but is not a monster; rather, a diminutive attacker that turns a wild and harmless animal into an ugly and disturbed species

So, where are the human versions of chupacabras who used to be "wild and harmless"? Or, does the "diminutive attacker" not bite humans and turn them into "ugly and disturbed species"?

Anyhow, SYFY now has a new movie plot. It'll be like a wolfman movies but the bites will now come from "diminutive eight legged creatures".
26 posted on 10/22/2010 1:47:07 PM PDT by adorno
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To: rrstar96

a Texas biologist collected a carcass and had it mounted by a professional taxidermist. it’s NOT a coyote. coyotes don’t have those huge, very prominent butt pads or blue eyes. it’s a previously unkown species that sucks blood for sustenance. dna tests show relation to some russion wolf species and some other wild canid, but not coyote at all. i’ve seen it briefly in the south Texas scrub brush. it stinks. i think those pads are like musk glands so they can find each other.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT by voxlibre (the chupacabra is a real animal)
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