Fwd = Farmers say vampire creatures have killed sheep
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Original Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 11:02:35 -0800
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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
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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