Ranchers in Paraguay are on edge following a series of livestock attacks that one witness insists are the work of the infamous chupacabra. The strangeness began earlier this month in the town of Los Cedrales when farmer Francisco Molinas was drawn outside by the unrelenting barking of his dog. Armed with a rifle and a flashlight, the curious man found the source of the commotion when he reached the pen where his sheep are kept.
Molinas first discovered that one of the animals had been attacked by a predator and suffered a gruesome wound on its neck. Wondering what could have done this and if the perpetrator was still around, he flashed his light around the pen and, upon reaching a corner of the enclosure, was astounded by what he saw. According to Molinas, there was some kind of three-foot tall creature that resembled a bug and sported ominous-looking red eyes.
Despite firing a few shots at the oddity, the mysterious creatures was seemingly unfazed and even attempted to go after Molinas. Fortunately, his shotgun-toting son was nearby and continued blasting the beast, which caused it to flee the scene with the pair of angry farmers in hot pursuit. “We looked for him everywhere,” Molinas told a local media outlet, “we wanted to hunt him to show people this monster. I did not believe in this before, but now that I’ve seen, I know there’s a chupacabra.”
Although Molinas may be convinced, not everyone is convinced that the notorious chupacabra is behind the attacks that have claimed the lives of over 30 sheep in various communities in the area. Some suspect that the mystery animal could be a jaguar or a similar big cat, but hunters who are trying to track down the creature say that they’ve found footprints which do not look feline, raising the eerie possibility that perhaps the chupacabra really is prowling around Paraguay feasting on livestock.