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Crypt002F El Chupacabra by DinoHunter2 Crypt002F El Chupacabra by DinoHunter2
For this Cryptid File I wasn't really trying to design a Chupa that resembled any known species or looks realistic- I just blended together traits from sightings and mixed in a few touches of my own.
A lot of reports include wings or a gliding membrane, so I kinda mixed the two ideas and gave him a gliding skin supported by an elongated fourth finger, sort of like miniature pterodactyl wings.
Since they're sometimes described as being covered in short hairs, I gave mine some bristles- smaller spines that might be mistaken in the dark for hairs. Of course I kept the large spines- which can flash bioluminescence at night, since some eyewitnesses claim that the Chupacabras spines can "change color".
Like any good Chupa, mine has large eyes that are very sensitive to light. While this is a disadvantage during the day, it allows them to hunt at night and spot the bioluminescence of other Chupacabras.
As far as the mouth goes, I went for a very different concept. Usually Chupas are shown with big vampire fangs, but you can't really suck blood through teeth like that, so I came up with an alternative method.
This Chupacabra's fangs are more like those of a rattlesnake or spider. Supplied with venom glands, the Chupacabra injects a chemical agent that liquifies the prey's insides. Then, jabbing into the wound (or straight through the flesh if needed), the Chupacabra uses it's modified, straw-like tongue to suck up the blood and liquified organs, leaving it's victim as a meer husk, not much more than a skeleton with skin draped overtop.
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T0misaurus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Awesome looking monster,you combined a lizard,a bat,a dog and etc right?
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, yeah it's pretty chimeric. Definitely some lizard and bat in there.
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Rainbow-Specialist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like it would be really cool as a tattoo :D
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godzillafan1841 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
kick ass
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Dragonhid60 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Oooooooh, Love the new way to suck blood! I bet dracula wont be pleased :o
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Rhahsid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
nice
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Danezilla Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Really cool. I always imagined the Chupacabra to be some kind of giant vampire bat
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OperaGhost21 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
totally badass chupacabra
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dragon-kun15 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Holy Crap! Now that's Effin' Cool!
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JacobMatthewSpencer Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Very cool design.
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