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"Chupacabras" Killed in Ukraine?

The Daily Mail is reporting on a man who claims he killed a "chupacabras" that was "terrorizing his livestock."

The article says that the man, known only as Ivan, killed the animal with a pitchfork when he found it lurking around one of his barns in Rukshin, in western Ukraine.

Ivan said of the creature:

"The chupacabra was hunting and I killed it. It had been scaring local people for a long time. It was eating our chickens and rabbits."
The "Chupacabras"
(Daily Mail)

Vets have looked at the animal but say they can't identify it. Valeriy Dopiryak, who is head of the Regional State Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine, said:

"'This animal resembles an African fox, but its teeth, neck, ears and paws are too long. We can't say what it is."

And, to add to the story more, there is another man, known as "Viktor," who says that there was not only one "chupacabras" in town, but two. The other, he said, resembles a kangaroo, and has a longer body than this one and shorter paws.

The article says that villagers in Rukshin are afraid to leave their homes for fear that the chupacabras will kill their animals while they are away.

What is this creature? To me it looks just like the "chupacabras" that are seen in the United States, which have been captured and killed plenty of times, and which never turn out to be chupacabras. This one probably won't either.

I do find it interesting that the second man said there was another creature that looked more like a kangaroo. That reminds one more of the witness reports from Puerto Rico in the mid-1990s of the real chupacabras, which looks nothing like a canine.
Chupacabras drawing, based on the
original eyewitness descriptions in
Puerto Rico

What do you think this "chupacabras" is?


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