by Nathan Hamm on 4/27/2006 · 3 comments

The famed goat-sucker of Puerto Rico has apparently found its way to the much colder climes of Central Russia, where it is draining the blood from farm animals for at least a year.

“I heard the sheep bleating loudly, and when I approached the barn I saw a black shadow, like a big dog standing on its hind legs. It leaped like a kangaroo — when it spotted me it ran away,” says Yerbulat Isbasov, 18, who guards sheep in the village of Gavrilovka.
Yerbulat saw the beast again in a few days’ time, and described it as a 1.2 meter high animal with a hump on its back.

Alfia Makasheva saw a whole pack of vampires in her yard.

“One was a huge reddish thing, another was dark grey, and they were being followed by a pack of pups. In the middle of the yard the red one turned its head and got up on the hind legs, as if it was thinking.”

If the chupacabra is already in the Orenburg area, how long before it overruns the steppes of Kazakhstan?

God bless MosNews for reporting such important news. Certainly makes the day more entertaining.

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Chirol April 27, 2006 at 1:20 pm

I think we can all agree that after a hard day at work, MosNews gives us something to look forward to. The sad thing is, at least MosNews has entertaining nonsense. Can’t say the same for CNN or Fox.

Mark April 27, 2006 at 1:21 pm

Looka alot like a MBP (man, bear, pig). Does Al Gore know about this?

Nathan April 27, 2006 at 11:48 pm

Now I get it. (Remember, I’m at least 24 hours behind on TV.)

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