The Softer Side of Cryptids: Chupacabra Gets StylishCathy Hale
Recently, stories about the mysterious Chupacabra have resurfaced, like they often do. The Chupacabra (word means “goat sucker”) is a legendary cryptid and is considered to be the vampire of the animal world, attacking farm animal and pets at will. Like most of you, I’ve seen a few shows about the history of the Chupacabra and I’m not sure what to think.
If the animal were actually as cute as the way it’s portrayed below, maybe it’s not so bad after all. See what I mean…
Maybe the Chupacabra has a softer side. Maybe it’s a misunderstood creature that actually sips tea in the afternoons and enjoys biscotti. Maybe it’s a lovable, huggable little guy with feelings and dreams. Then again, maybe it is just a mean hairless dog.
Take a look at the items below for the softer side of the Chupacabra. These one-of-a-kind items make great gifts for quirky friends and curious tots:
Sink your teeth into this plush Chupacabra from Etsy seller, ChristinaWard. She says of her shaggy creation, “this Chupa has been hand-raised and very tame. I wouldn’t tempt nature by leaving him alone with a goat…but he’s been well received by the neighborhood kids.” You can find him here for $40.
These are clever black & white 1″ pin back buttons featuring favorite cryptids in silhouette: Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, and a Jackalope. Find these from Etsy seller, PearsonMaron, for $4.
The Chupacabra can even be eco-frienldy when he’s made from recycled socks. Meet the Recycled Sock Chupacabra. According to his maker, Etsy seller GusWorks, “I am a very rare breed of Chupacabra, the domesticated Chupacabra! Only found in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I will not eat your goats or your neighbor’s goats, although I still like to lick toes especially after midnight!” Snag this playful critter for $25.
This Chupa needs a home! It’s a 14″x11″ original painting with finished sides, ready to frame or hang. Made with love by Etsy seller, deannalope. It retails for $150.