The video footage and photos of he slaughtered animals have sparked outrage online as there is an argument over the true identity of the animals. Some people saying they are mere cats while others are convinced they are evil, pointing out their huge fangs.
Those who are convinced the creatures are evil point say they have been killing cattle, sheep, and chickens by sucking out all of their blood
The photos and accompanying footage have been widely shared after being posted on a Kazakh news site. People in the video appear to speak a Chinese dialect, so local media believe it was filmed by Dungan people - Muslims of Chinese origin - on the border between Kazakhstan and China.
One local forum user called Baty said:
"These creatures have been killing chickens and sheep. They don't eat the flesh but just suck out all of the blood."Another called Ant agreed, saying:
"These creatures are not cats and they are slaughtering cattle at night, they are not interested in meat, only in blood."But one user, simply called N, said:
"These are decomposed bodies that belonged to cats, they swelled up like this because they were in water for a long time."The chupacabra, which literally means "goat-sucker", is from the folklore of parts of the Americas, with the first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico.
The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock especially goats.
Physical descriptions of the creature vary. It is said to be a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with huge teeth and a row of spines down its back.
Eyewitness sightings have been reported as far north as Maine, in the US, and as far south as Chile in South America.
They have also been reported sightings outside the Americas in countries including Russia and the Philippines.
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