Chupacabra Killed Near Springfield!

click to enlarge Chupacabra killed in southern Missouri? - IMAGE VIA
Chupacabra killed in southern Missouri?
Chupacabras don't really exist.

Yes they do, and they live in Missouri.


Ozarks First (KOLR Channel 10) got the scoop on this one: For weeks, chickens were disappearing from the farm owned by Tim Stroll down in the Ozark hills near Springfield. But on November 5, he and his son spotted a weird animal and shot it.

Stroll and conservation agents suspect it was just a mangy coyote. But others are convinced it's a chupacabra -- a mythical beast that sucks the blood of livestock (in Spanish, "chupar" means "to suck," and "cabra" means "goat").

The family has held onto a few tissue samples of the goatsucker, which they're keeping in the freezer for inspection by the crew of Monster Quest, a show on the History Channel.

Of course, the local TV news crew beat them to the punch:

Scroll to read more St. Louis Metro News articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.