Here is another glimpse at our upcoming bilingual encyclopedia of fantastic creatures, titled Mexican Bestiary | Bestiario mexicano.
Chupacabras are reptilian monsters with scaly grayish-green skin, large eyes that glow red in the darkness, stiletto-like fangs and sharp spines along their backs. The goatsuckers stand some 3 to 4 feet tall, and they get around by hopping like a kangaroo. When startled or angry, the creatures hiss and make a chittering, whining sound. Most predators kill their prey; the chupacabras, however, drain all of an animal’s blood through three holes in the shape of an upside-down triangle that they make with their teeth.