Farmers are reeling in distress as a series of gruesome decapitations and attacks on goats and sheep have been attributed to the legendary chupacabra, a vampire-like creature.
Fearing for their livestock, farmers are pleading with authorities to investigate the mass slaughter of their animals. In a horrifying discovery, they found some of their animals missing heads, while others had deep bite marks on their necks, reminiscent of fangs.
The unsettling incidents have occurred in Tambola, Atlahuilco, Mexico, leaving locals in shock and concern that the chupacabra, also known as the “goatsucker,” may be responsible for these recent attacks. Their worry is now turning towards the possibility of human victims being next.
Authorities have issued a warning to residents in nearby towns to remain vigilant. One livestock farmer in Zacamilola, situated just six kilometers from Tambola, expressed his concerns, stating, “We keep them in their pen during the day and at night under a shelter with light to watch over them. We are all on alert because we care about our animals. They say it’s the chupacabra. I don’t know if you remember that the same thing happened a few years ago, but then no more animals were found.”
He continued, “A thorough search was conducted, and some thought it was a black panther with its cub, but nothing was found. Then they said it was a group of people who extracted the animals’ blood and sold it.”
According to police in Atlahuilco, at least nine animals have fallen victim to these attacks since last Friday, September 15th. Mayor Jaime Rosales Vásquez commented on the situation, revealing that similar incidents were reported in nearby communities in the past. He noted, “Similar situations were reported last year in communities like Capultitla and Eyitepec. And two years ago, there were sightings of two animals resembling black panthers. So it is not ruled out that these may be the specimens attacking the livestock of the Tambola families this year.”
While authorities have not confirmed the identity of the animal or animals responsible for these mass killings, they have urged locals not to harm them if they encounter them. Authorities believe these creatures may be venturing onto farms in search of food due to deforestation, which has disrupted their natural habitat.
The local authorities emphasized, “We know they are endangered species and are just seeking nourishment. However, we do need to be vigilant, especially with children.”
The chupacabra, a legend in Latin American folklore, is believed to be a monstrous creature that preys on animals and consumes their blood. It was first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995 and was blamed for attacks on livestock and poultry, allegedly leaving behind uneaten carcasses drained of blood. Early descriptions depicted the creature as standing upright and resembling a large reptilian kangaroo with enormous red eyes. Later accounts described it as a cross between a dingo and a bird. Despite numerous reports, no actual specimens of the chupacabra have ever been found.