Where there are goats, there are bound to eventually be some Chupacabras. That’s why residents of the Chilean town of Monte Patria are keeping a closer eye on their flocks after a local goat farmer recently found the remains of what he fears are pair of the legendary goat suckers.
Javier Prohens raises goats in Monte Patria in the east central Chilean province of Limari. He says one of his farmhands was in an abandoned winery (what he was doing in the winery was not explained nor whether he was working or off the clock, but I digress) when he found the remains of two creatures he could not easily identify. Prohens went to the winery and gave this eyewitness account:
When we got there we saw them lying among some hay bales in one of the cellars. At first we thought they might be bats, but when we looked closer, we realized they had to be something else as the heads were too big for bats. And then someone said they looked like Chupacabras.
Fortunately, someone took pictures so the remains can be inspected by those who don’t have goats to protect. The skulls appear to be elongated and not really bat-like in appearance or size. That would make them closer to the traditional reptilian form of Chupacabra rather than those reported in the U.S. that resemble wild dogs.
No goat remains were found and there don’t appear to be any recent reports of unusual flock disappearances in Monte Patria. That hasn’t stopped local farmers and parents from worrying, according to resident Querubin Lebron
Our livelihoods are built on goat farming. There are lots of goats here. Although it’s said they only attack animals, who knows it is won’t attack our children too.
Chupacabras? Bats? Something else? Until they’re identified, Javier Prohens and his neighbors will be guarding their kids and their kids.