Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Mexico: Chupacabras? A Report from Parras, Coahuila

Source: www.analuisacid.com and Diario Vanguardia
Date: 06.29.11

Mexico: Chupacabras? A Report from Parras, Coahuila
By Ana Luisa Cid

According to the Diario Vanguardia newspaper, a mysterious animal slaughter took place at Rancho Buena Fe, east of Parras, Coahuila.

The property's owner said that her animals turned up either dead or dying, all of them displaying puncture marks on their necks. A total of eight sheep, seven mature goats and a young goat were found dead.

According to her statement, she heard no sounds whatsoever. Her guard dogs never barked, and the intruder's prints were never found. She added that the same thing happened the previous month and that motivated a change of pens. She placed the animals closer to her home, but even that did not prevent the loss of her animals.

It should be noted that in Sabinas, another locality in the state of Coahuila, the presence of wildlife has been reported in collective farming properties and in the outskirts of the city. Black bears and pumas have been mentioned. However, bears and pumas do not kill their prey by puncturing their necks. Therefore, in my opinion, what happened in Rancho Buena Fe, Parras, has still not been satisfactorily explained.

(Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid)