The vicious Mexican predator, the chupacabra, has been spotted in North Carolina!
The most recent sighting took place in Piedmont, North Carolina, after a local spotted a mangy, fox-like creature fitting with the description bestowed on the ‘goat-sucker’ or ‘devil-dog’ as it is sometimes known as.
The picture was taken by a woman called Ramona who sent it into a local news site, saying, ‘Chupacabra attacks!’
Since the Piedmont sighting there have been dozens of sightings of the beast across North Carolina.
Legend has it that the Latin American monster attacks livestock, usually goats, and drinks their blood.
The name itself is derived from the Spanish ‘chupar’ (‘to suck’) and ‘cabra’ (‘goat’).
Descriptions of them vary from reptilian with spikes or quills on its back to hairless dogs with fangs and claws.
Scientists say the creatures are coyotes infected by parasites after one animal was discovered last July following a fatal attack on livestock.
The first reported sighting was in 1995, when eight sheep were found dead in Puerto Rico with identical puncture wounds to the chest and completely drained of blood.
It was their mysterious deaths supposedly spawned the legend of the chupacabra in Latin America.
Months later, the creature was allegedly spotted in Canóvanas, where as many as 150 animals had been killed.
Since then, there have been attacks allegedly carried out by the creature across South and Central America, and even into New Mexico and Texas.