Originally posted by ID
maybe cause its telapathic and it can sense or intelligent thoughts and that scares it
I believe you all are giving this creature more credit then it deserves. It is displaying the most basic of animal instinctual patterns. The reason it
does not attack humans is that like almost every member of the animal kingdom they are afraid of us. Animals commonly fear that which they are not
accustomed to and unless given no other choice animals do not attack the things they fear. Their first instinct is to run. This fits perfectly with
most El Chubacabra sightings as it is often seen running away. I do not believe this thing is doing anything but attempting to survive.
Actually, you are not quite right there. One of the reasons the dodo is extinct, is that it evolved without very few to no predators, and did not
recognize humans, pigs, cats, dogs or rats as something to be wary of.
It shows no fear, because it doesn't recognize us as something to be feared. It also doesn't recognize us as prey, for the most part. Just as in
Africa, old and injured lions and leopards are more likely to be man eaters, I think the chupas that have sporatically attacked humans may be older,
infirm and desperate for food.
Animals may have bad memories, but not as bad as say a 3 second lapse, and they do have an ability to learn. Especially when it comes to things that
mean survival. They first, as a preditor may recognize another preditor, OR may be running from something that is larger than they are.. I haven't
heard of cows and horses attacked by one of them, just sheep, goats, and other smaller animals.
Instinct may tell them to avoid larger creatures, no more than that. Something larger than you can possibly eat YOU, lol. Not a fear, mind you, but an
instinct to avoid danger.
Also, they have learned that people have things that make loud noises, and bad smells (guns) and if you shoot a pellet gun at a squirrel enough times,
you will not see a single one as soon as you appear with a gun in hand.
As for the picture, that looks like a cat skull to me. I did a quick image search, and pulled all the SA cats, except the jag, which had a skull that
looked more like adogs skull than any kind of cat, lol.
That looks like a cat skull to me, and not anything near a chupacabra, lol.
A quick net search found these images. I picked out only the south american cat skulls, but no jaguars. The only jaguar skulls on this site looked
like dog skulls.
except the last, the skull pics are from the below site.
Periodondal Disease - this is the only one I could find with it's mouth open, but the similarities are there.
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