Cabybara in California; 'Chupacabra' in Maryland

Just think! A capybara in California, and a chupacabra in Maryland, all in the same wave of news stories. Leaving aside that they were on opposite ends of the country, they are also at opposite ends of the reality spectrum. A capybara is real -- the world's largest rodent, sometimes as big as a small dog. A chupacabra, on the other hand, has been called an urban (or perhaps rural) legend, traced to one woman in Puerto Rico in the 1990s. Reality first: capybaras, which are nocturnal, like...Full Story
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