Saturday, May 11, 2013

May Monster Madness Day 1: Chasing the Chupacabras

May Monster Madness is hosted by Annie Walls, Little Gothic Horrors, & Something wicKED This Way Comes.

Day 1 entry for May Monster Madness is in two parts. The first is an introduction to a legendary monster who's made itself known right here, in a tiny Texas town. The second is a post from last year, featuring a middle grade character from a short story I wrote about Chupacabras. 

Part I: Meet the Chupacabra. 

 After several DNA studies, the results still lean toward a hybrid creature, possibly a cross between a coyote and a Mexican Wolf. Dr. Phylis Canion from Cuero, TX has studied the beast for several years. Although she does not get paid for her dedicated years of research, Dr. Canion continues to search for concrete, scientific facts surrounding the creature's mystery. 

I traveled over one hundred miles to visit the small town of Cuero. I met a woman who showed me pictures of a beast her friend found dead in her barn. The creature must've entered the barn to kill a newborn calf, where it met its demise from a ticked off mama cow.  

In the end, I never happened upon my own siting of the beast, but I did end up with this cool t-shirt. In case you decide to skip the story stuff below, thanks for your visit. Hope you enjoyed the post.

Part II: Chasing the Chupacabras

The name's Sealy Dixon, and I'm from the small town of Cuero, TX. 

Here's a tidbit of my story: Summers are generally borrrriiing at Gram's ranch, but not this one. Have you heard about the recent creature sightings in Cuero? Well then, let me be the first to tell you about the Chupa-freakin'-cabra.

Gram refuses to kill it even though the thing has eaten six of her baby calves. Yup, sucked the blood right out of them. I think she's flipped her lid, but she claims everything needs to eat. Blah, blah, blah. 

So anyways, the Sheriff over in DeWitt County videoed one running in front of his patrol car. I saw the tape. Creeeepppy! The thing looked completely bald, had a gigantic head, protruding fangs, and it had skin like an elephant. When it turned back and glared at the camera before scampering off the road, I thought, sheesh-louise!

Since I'm so amazingly techie, here's a video of the beast running from the patrol car.
 

Some say it's a hairless coyote or a cross of a Mexican Wolf and a coyote. But whatever it is, it's freeeeaky. I've seen what it does to livestock, and it ain't pretty.

As if this wasn't enough excitement for one summer, the neighbor boy, my old tree-climbing buddy, had to go all gorgeous on me over the past school year. I'm talking, drool-all-over-him cute. Stutter-when-I-speak, slam-dunk, hot.

Candilynn might want to change the title of my story from Chasing the Chupacabras to Chasing a Boy & the Chupacabras.

So, if you see my author lurking around your blog, tell her Sealy Dixon's looking for her. 

Thanks ~Sealy D.

25 comments:

  1. Eek! And must say, Sealy, that I kind of like The Boy and the Chupacapbras .What if you catch them?

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    1. Sealy's name came from a town I drove through to get to Cuero. Sealy, TX. :)

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  2. I live in San Antonio, and the Chupacabra is indeed legendary here. As for me, I hope they never capture one and let the legend grow.

    Run away, Chupacabra, run away! Or should I say ' Huir tu, Chupacabra! Huir tu!' (I'm certain I butchered that translation btw.) :D

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    1. Oooh, ya'll (S.A.) have another monster I'd like to feature. Guess you'll have to wait and see!

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  3. I think I watched an X-File episode about the chupacabra once. It was cool! I really liked both Sealy's name and his voice. Awesome job! :-)

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    1. I've never seen X-Files. I know, *shamelessly hangs head*. But if they featured a Chupa, maybe I should!

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  4. Great job on both parts of the post. I have the chupacabra prowling on board a crowded transatlantic steamer in the Berumuda Triangle in RITES OF PASSAGE. You really don't want to be cooped up on a ship with a hungry chupacabra aboard! :-)

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    1. I should've known you'd have a Chupa in one of your stories. :)

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  5. The first picture has to be the most frightening chupa cabra I've ever seen. It looks so... possible.

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    1. Actually, according to Dr. Canion's website, the top photo is a picture of a taxidermied (is that even a word?) Chupa that was ran over by a car in Cuero.

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  6. I doubt there are enough of the mutant beasts to confirm their existence.

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    1. Over twenty so far throughout Texas. At least that's the last time I've heard a number. When is enough?

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  7. A deformed dog, coyote, wolf? Yep, everything has to eat.

    Great story!

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  8. Ooooh... Chupacabras! Nice MMM choice! Loved your story too! :)

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  9. I won't even try to spell it! But its really cool, in a disgusting kinda way. Seems like something to be used in a vampire story. Eeek.

    ........dhole

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    1. I've written the word so many times, I don't have to look anymore. :)

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  10. Loved the story snippet, very cool!
    I have to admit I've never heard of these lovely little puppies, but that's not all that surprising considering I live in Australia and it's literally the end of the earth! ;)
    I'm a new follower, yay!
    I've written a short story for my MMM'S, stop by and check them out? Carmen Jenner Author and Book Me!
    Happy Hopping! =D

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  11. I've never heard of a Chupacabra before (it doesn't sound like something I'd want to meet in the day, let alone on a dark night ;P), but I'm from deepest darkest (ok maybe not so deep and dark) Kent, UK, so the nearest we get in the UK to strange creatures are sightings of the odd wild big cat like the Beast of Bodmin.

    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles

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    1. The Beast of Bodmin sounds deliciously creepy!

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  12. You did take on a more in depth approach than me and way to go!! Love this post and that t-shirt!! I really need the t-shirt.

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  13. Wow, that thing on video is really eerie. It's obviously not a Chupacabra but it's definitely something you don't get to see everday.

    And the T-Shirt is just badass!! =)

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  14. This was awesome! Thanks so much for the story and the info on a creature I had never heard of till now... New follower! Here's my day I MMM at Design du Jour.

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