Goatsucker Sighting reported in Central Russia|Ed Malone|cfz@eclipse.co.uk|04/28/06 at 09:02:23|obadiah|xx|0||From MosNews.com: 27 April 2006
Chupacabra the Goatsucker Vampire Sightings Reported in Central Russia

For the first time in history, the mysterious Puerto-Rican Chupacabra
vampire has been spotted in Russia.

Reports of a beast that kills animals and sucks on their blood came from a
village in Central Russia back in March 2005, when a farm had 32 turkeys
killed overnight. The beast left the corpses bloodless, the Komsomolskaya
Pravda daily said.

Then reports came from neighboring villages, where more than 30 sheep and
goats fell victim to the vampire. Again, the blood had been drained from
corpses but the flesh remained intact. All the slaughtered animals had
similar puncture wounds on their necks, different from the marks that
wolves, dogs or lynx leave on their victims.

Finally, eyewitness descriptions match the traditional description of the
Chupacabra, said to resemble a kangaroo and a dog with huge teeth.

"I heard the sheep bleating loudly, and when I approached the barn I saw a
black shadow, like a big dog standing on its hind legs. It leaped like a
kangaroo - when it spotted me it ran away," says Yerbulat Isbasov, 18, who
guards sheep in the village of Gavrilovka.
Yerbulat saw the beast again in a few days' time, and described it as a 1.2
meter high animal with a hump on its back.

Alfia Makasheva saw a whole pack of vampires in her yard.

"One was a huge reddish thing, another was dark grey, and they were being
followed by a pack of pups. In the middle of the yard the red one turned its
head and got up on the hind legs, as if it was thinking."

When Dmitry Madinovsky from Orenburg heard about the beast, he suggested it
could be the legendary Chupakabra, and set off to look for it. In the woods
near the Sakmara river he discovered two rows of tracks that could belong to
an animal of some 35 kilos in weight. The tracks were of five-toed paws with
claws and webbed fingers, and a tail that dragged between them. Zoologists
could not identify the animal from photos of the prints.

"It is definitely a Chupakabra! Small front and big hind legs," Madinovsky
says. "The animal first walked on all fours, near the water it got up on its
hind legs, raised its tail and leapt away like a kangaroo."

This May Madinovsky and the Urals Anomaly Monitoring Station experts are
determined to track the animal down.