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  • Frits Westra
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      Original Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 11:02:35 -0800

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      Ananova

      Farmers say vampire creatures have killed sheep

      A family of farmers in the Mexican state of Chihuahua say mysterious
      vampire-like creatures have killed and sucked the blood of more than
      60 sheep in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

      The state news agency Notimex reported that farmer Ramiro Parra
      Gonzalez was heading to his field outside the city of Bocoyna on
      Wednesday when stumbled upon 35 dead sheep.

      All were found without a drop of blood in their bodies and with two
      small bite marks on their necks.

      Parra Gonzalez told police that the slayings were the work of the
      "chupacabras", or "goat-suckers," a group of legendary beasts that
      have terrorised his family, Notimex reported.

      Parra Gonzalez said he heard dogs who normally sleep in his fields
      begin to howl exactly at midnight on Wednesday. A few minutes later he
      heard the dogs running for their lives.

      "I thought it was probably a fox," Parra Gonzalez told Notimex, adding
      that he might not have liked what he would have seen had he ventured
      outside to investigate.

      The mysterious attacks started on October 10 when Parra Gonzalez's
      brother, Francisco, said he returned to his fields after lunch to find
      the lifeless, bloodless bodies of 12 sheep and one pig.

      Then on the morning of October 25, another relative, Martin Parra
      Orpinel, said he found 16 of his sheep dead and another 14 gravely
      injured. All had been bitten on the neck and mysteriously lost a lot
      of blood, Parra Orpinel told authorities.

      A local police spokesman said authorities were investigating all three
      incidents.

      Rumors of goat-suckers spread across Latin America several years ago,
      though many officials dismissed the reports, saying animals were being
      killed by wolves, dogs or coyotes.

      Story filed: 01:13 Thursday 1st November 2001

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