Nicaragua: The Chupacabras Reappears

Translation (C) 2003 Scott Corrales

DATE: August 15, 2003


MANAGUA -- Frightened peasants from a town in northeastern Nicaragua reported the sudden deaths of a number of sheep, apparently attacked by a strange animal known as "Chupacabras", according Managua based press sources.

According to residents of Tolapa, province of Leon, som 100 km from the capital city, this is "the return of the Chupacabras" - - a strange creature first reported in 1995 in Mexico and Puerto Rico and which was also reported in Nicaragua three years ago. "We found 12 dead female sheep [under the same circumstances] as those we lost three years ago. They had two holes in the neck," said farmer Alicia Icabalceta to "El Nuevo Diario".

Albertina Brenes, a resident of Tolapa -- the site where the first Nicaraguan chupacabras was reported -- claimed to have lost five sheep attacked by the mysterious animal. "One of my nephews heard lots of noise and the sheep were restless. When we woke up in the morning we found five dead sheep," said her son, Teodoro Rojas.

Farmers who claim having seen the "Chupacabras" describe it as a mix of dog and kangaroo, with hind legs larger than the front ones and "very shiny eyes", according to the newspaper.

The story captured the attention of the press in August 2000 when a farmer from Tolapa, Jorge Luis Talavera, claimed having shot the "Chupacabras". Upon examining its remains, veterinarians of the Univ. of Leon ruled it was a dog.

Translation (C) 2003 Scott Corrales Institute of Hispanic Ufology
Special thanks to Gloria Coluchi

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