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Monster of Latin America The Chupacabra is the legendary hairless, dog-like creature that is responsible for the cattle mutilations in Latin America. This “strange alien-like bipedal monster with red eyes and a long, thin row of spikes down its back” rips its victims apart and removes the ears, eyes, lips, and some organs (Coleman). Also, it sometimes drains the blood completely. The creation of the Chupacabra says a great deal about humanity. The legend of the Chupacabra shows that humans want an explanation for abnormalities, let their imaginations run too wild, and need a scapegoat for their carelessness. Cattle ranching is a very important part of Latin American culture because it was brought over when the area was first colonized…show more content…
The teacher analyzed the samples and found unknown chemicals that could kill germs. These chemicals were not able to be produced in nature. Only something or someone (the United States government) with good technology would be able to produce that kind of chemical. Also, at many mutilation sights, helicopters and bags of medical supplies have been found (Coleman). These different variations to the cause of cattle mutilations show the difference in the cultures of the United States and Latin America. The Latin American culture is known for its myths and superstitions, leaving everything up to the gods, while in the United States, the people are known to blame almost everything on the government. The legend of the Chupacabra says many things about the human race. One prominent thing it says about humanity is the need to explain the supernatural. Humans have always fabricated explanations to make sense of abnormal happenings. A few examples besides the legend of the Chupacabra are Bigfoot, werewolves, the Loch Ness Monster, and vampires. People do not like not knowing something. They need explanations. Humans would rather make up a scary monster than believe wild animals could kill their cattle. They do not want to be scared of every living creature. A community will unknowingly create a monster so they only fear one creature, rather than every creature. Another thing the legend of the Chupacabra says about

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