El Chupacabra or at least something with the same modus operandi, is back in the news again, only this time terrorizing villagers in Russia.
Beginning in July of this year, the following events took place in a village called Davydovka in the Voronezh region of Russia. The members of the Golubev household awoke one morning to discover that, during the night, something had killed ninety-five of their chickens. The following day, another forty-five and fifty-five hens were killed separately at two other locations around the town.
One local man told the newspaper that a predator had torn through the wire and killed all but one chicken inside. The man took pity on the remaining hen and moved it somewhere else he thought was safe. The man’s efforts were in vain because the creature returned and killed the remaining bird.
Three days later, another household’s chickens were slaughtered along with five dozen geese. The farmer heard the attacks at just after 1 am, and described a battering sound for around three minutes. Her husband was away, so she was afraid to leave her infant child to investigate. The next morning all the hens but one were dead.
Locals reported that the dead animals all bore visible bite marks, apparently caused by large fangs. Further, there was a noticeable lack of blood at the kill scenes, hence the comparison of this creature to the blood-sucking cryptid known as El Chupacabra, the ‘goat-sucker’.
These weren’t the only mass animal killings in the region. Two years previously, hundreds of chickens were slaughtered. At the time, the carnage was blamed an ordinary dog or a wolf despite a lack of physical evidence. The conclusion was purely speculation because, based on the killer’s tracks found at the time, it was estimated to weigh approximately ninety pounds. Bigger than any local animals known to the villagers.
One witness did report seeing a strange dog-like creature with a thin body, short dark brown hair and an elongated muzzle. Fearing for her animals, she stayed awake that night, watching over them. Another local who also saw the creature speculated that it may have given birth recently because of protruding nipples on its belly.
The official response was that both killing sprees were the work of a dog, not a cryptid. They concluded the dog strangled the dead animals, rather than biting them, which is why they weren’t bloodied. One local was not too keen on the explanation and pointed out that he’d seen a chicken killed by a dog before, and there was blood everywhere.
No doubt there’s a high similarity between this creature in Davydovka and the Latin American cryptid. Whether or not these cryptids are connected remains to be seen but for sure, if that cryptid did have offspring, the frequency and severity of attacks are certain to increase.