Wednesday, January 29, 2014

reconnect with nature....el chupacabra

Somewhat of an urban legend in these parts, el chupacabra is a mythical creature renowned for its attacks on livestock and other farm animals. Sightings have been reported all over the Americas, specifically in the southwestern USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. There have been over 2000 alleged sightings of the chupacabra.

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural, (and sometimes unusual), world around us.

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  1. What ever it is, it does look quite frightful.

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    1. It's that little point on his head. Scared me too for a minute!

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  2. Crikey! What is that !! :)
    Just done some on-line reading on el chupacabra (because l had never heard of it before). I love this line "It is said to hiss and screech when alarmed, as well as to leave behind a sulfuric stench".........the mind boggles.
    It's interesting that it's a contemporary legend, most of the others l think go back in time a fair way?


    PS - are you going to share with us, what the skull is? Or do you plan on selling your photo to the newspapers ;)

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    1. It is kind of strange that it's a contemporary legend, but they all have to start somewhere. Every once in a while there's commotion over some poor dead creature that people insist is a chupacabra. One supposed chupacabra was found on the west mesa!!!
      Ok, enough stalling. The little guy in the photo is.................a very old, weathered coyote skull. (I was having so much fun with this, I almost hated to reveal what it is.)

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    2. I honestly didn't know what it was .... it didn't think it looked like a coyote skull, those front teeth and the point on its head are just strange :) It certainly got us all going :)

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  3. Growing up, my brother was interested in weird sci-fi stuff and so I have actually heard of a chupacabra!

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    1. No way! The first time I heard of them was when I moved to New Mexico. It IS a weird sci-fi looking creature though!

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  4. Whoa. I just zoomed in really close....that thing has a huge head and creepy teeth and wide eyeball sockets!!!!
    Jeez Sagey....whatcha gonna find next?!?!
    I know! I'd like you to find snake skin sheds! Ha! Rattlers, preferably.
    The desert offers up so much excitement and life!!

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    1. We keep telling ourselves it's an old coyote skull. An old coyote skull. ;)
      Lots of craziness in this old desert. I'll keep an eye out for snake skins!!
      xx

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  5. I just caught up on all of your incredible photos!! Oh my goodness has the Universe been busy blessing you with all of those wonderful discoveries!!! I can't help but think how fantastic these would be for "show and tell" at school!!!! LOL!!!!! I missed you this last week but I'm back. : ) xo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. Missed you too!! When i was a kid, I loved show and tell! Guess it shows, doesn't it? xoxo

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  6. nothing like a modern legend and frighting animals in the night, the skull is a great old weathered find

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    1. It was a pretty good find and definitely awakened the imagination! Thanks for stopping by!

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