Agustín Carrillo Madrigal, the owner of the sheep, said that the pen is a quarter of a hectare in size, surrounded by a 2 meter tall cyclone fence. Six rams were kept outside the pen. Three of them died there and the others turned up dead on the outside. An inspection of the perimeter did not show any opening through which they could have exited.
It should be noted that the same enclosure also contained cows, horses and pigs, which suffered no injuries at all. - Source: Ana Luisa Cid & Diario ABC (Michoacán)
Flying Chupacabras Kills 35 Goats in
The bloody attack, which killed 35 goats, was witnessed by a farm hand who described the mysterious animal as a creature with fangs, claws and wings. The curious thing about this incident is that the goats were killed, but cows, pigs and other farm animals were left untouched.
While the video report below is in Spanish, a translation reveals that the unidentified farm hand is insistent that it was indeed a Chupacabras which killed the goats, apparently its staple food.
In the last several years, hundreds of goats have been reportedly killed by the mythical creature, all drained of blood and ripped apart at the throat.
But this is the first time the legendary animal has been reported to have wings.
Although the witness did not actually see the animal fly, it adds an entirely new layer to the legend of the bloodsucking goat killer.
Did a legendary chupacabras kill 35 sheep in the Mexican town of
The Mexican state Michoacan's Diario ABC reported that the unfortunate sheep were slain in the wee hours of March 1 with their bodies displaying claw and tooth injuries, especially under the neck.
One man who was looking after the sheep in their pens said he saw the creature responsible for the attacks. He reportedly said it had fangs, claws and wings.
The enclosure where the sheep lived also included cows, horses and pigs, which apparently weren't injured in the attack.
"Anything mysterious in
After looking at the video of the current chupacabras story, Coleman is dubious. "I see one sheep with its neck cut. But despite what is said, all of the sheep are not dead, and the bodies do not show a great deal of mutilation," Coleman wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.
Coleman suggests that the animals succumbed to some kind of disease rather than a predatory attack.
"As to the one eyewitness saying he saw that 'it had fangs, claws and wings, and moved very quickly', well, how big, what color, no drawings?"
Writing in Skeptic.com, Sharon Hill also doubts the chupacabras portion of the story, including the news video connected with it.
"It shows an array of dead animals, some are alive, but only one has a neck gash," Hill wrote. "I see no blood on the others at all."
Hill also notes that people often "tell exaggerated stories or they may very well misperceive what they see."
This is not the first time such a report has emerged from south of the border. Back in September 2010, shepherds in
The chupacabras is reportedly an animal that falls under thecategory of cryptids -- creatures that haven't been confirmed by science, like Bigfoot and the Loch
And, as Hill explained, the addition of wings to the description of chupacabras is not typically reported. - THP