- Source: El Tribuno By Juan Antonio Abarzua Translation
by Mario Andrade
- The discovery of three dead goats has caused concerned
among residents of Fuerte Alto, in Argentina. The fully-grown goats were
apparently killed and drained of their blood. Furthermore, their flesh
had been mysteriously turned black. The incident took place in the outskirts
of the village, near Mount Cachi. The dead goats were found on Wednesday
morning by their owner.
The gruesome discovery brings back memories of the mythical " chupacabras
". Maria Laura Liendro, the villager and property owner who made the
discovery, also claimed that on the night before, a strange hairy creature
measuring about 80 centimeters tall, attacked one of her grandsons. But
besides being described as having a long and thick coat of hair, this particular
creature appeared to have a short tail.
Maria immediately reported the incident to the police, which was followed
by a brief investigation. "We are sure that this was not caused by
abnormalities. All the indications lead us to believe that these animals
were victims of the attack of one or perhaps more pumas, which is typical
to this area", said Police Chief Tomas Oscar Lopez. After issuing
that statement to the press, the local police closed the case.
However, veterinarian Carlos Arjona, who visited the village of Fuerte
Alto in order to inspect the animals and investigate the case, rebutted
the police conclusions. "Evidently, this was not caused by these felines.
I do not know exactly what cased the death of these goats, but it's very
safe for me to say that I strongly disagree with the official police statement.
I inspected all three carcasses and discovered strange anomalies. In two
of the bodies, I was able to find what appeared to be puncture wounds in
the neck area. They seemed to have been caused by very sharp canine-like
teeth, but contrary to ordinary canine teeth, these were very long. In
fact, they had to be considerably long in order for them to reach as far
inside of the neck as they did", said the veterinarian. "The
other carcass presented similar injuries but in the chest instead of the
neck. The wound was apparently done while the animal was still alive, and
was equally as long as the wounds on the other two".
The veterinarian finally confirmed that the carcasses did not have a single
drop of blood in their bodies, but he could not determine how the flesh
of the animals was turned completely black. Meanwhile, Maria, the owner
of these animals, as well as other residents have decided to move their
livestock to other areas in order to avoid any further attacks, especially
as strange as this one.