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Resembling a massive, bipedal vampire bat with black hair, long sharp teeth and glowing red eyes, El Chupacabra is notorious for attacking livestock (and sometimes people), reportedly draining its victims' blood through a single puncture wound. This accounts for the irreverent English translation of its name: "The Goatsucker."

The first known sightings of this beast occurred in Puerto Rico during the 1970s, with subsequent eyewitness accounts in the mid-1990s causing scares in Florida and Mexico. Soon afterward, public alarm over El Chupacabra spread to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Armed searches for El Chupacabra have been made in recent years in Argentina and Chile, as a reaction to more than 200 unexplained animal mutilations. So far, no conclusive findings have been reported.

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