Is there room in the Para/Crypto/Fortean world for a gun-toting, paranoid, bipolar, opinionated bastard? A lonely romantic in search of his lost soul? A knight, Samurai, gunslinger, born in the wrong century? A self-destructive, doom-driven survivor seeking redemption? A heavy drinking gonzo outlaw cryptozoologist whose ego is exceeded only by his libido?
No, there isn't. That's why I'm here...

17 May 2010

Es El Chupacabra, O No? Goat Kills In MO

Thanks to tabitca at cryptozoo-oscity for posting this story from Missouri. Some in the crypto-community are jumping to the conclusion that this may be the work of El Chupacabra, since goats are being targeted. Personally, I'm not so sure. First up, there's nothing in the report that states the cabras in question have been chupa'd. IOW, there's no mention of exsanguination. In the bulk of Chupacabra reports, the hapless victims aren't killed in such a brutal fashion. They simply have their blood drained, and sport puncture wounds. In these particaular cases, the MO doesn't jive. Chupacabras aren't known for ripping a side off their prey.
The article doesn't mention anything about tracks, or the absence of them. Missouri is home to a few Bigfoot-type creatures, the most famous of which is referred to by the locals as "Momo" (Missouri Monster). Bigfoot creatures have been reported to rip open their prey, tearing into them with their bare hands. The Fouke Monster and other Southern big hairy monsters have been reported by witnesses as making off with calves and hogs, and a goat could well be on their bill of fare as well.
I doubt it's the work of coyotes. Coyotes (and wolves, much to the disappointment of lycophiles) are a pretty cowardly lot. They rarely attack healthy animals, preferring to go after easier prey, like the young and weak. Not saying thet never attack healthy livestock, just that they prefer easier targets.
The suggestion that a bobcat may be to blame carries plenty of validity, though. Those suckers are mean!

2 comments:

Autumnforest said...

I wondered what had happened to the chupe reports. There was a time there, where people were photographing them and catching "live chupes" Hee hee I am intrigued by the phenomenon though. I would like to see them attack in a place where there are less superstitious people before I make a decision. I know in some parts of the world natural occurrences are still blamed on demons and such like in the Middle Ages. It would be so bad-ass if one existed, though. Wouldn't you want to be part of the posse? Come on, admit it...

Gummerfan said...

Of course! I'm always up for a posse! Demons, chupas, vamps, Gummerfan's Monster Hunter HQ is a full-service outfit! :)