The Chupacabra (Thylapotator hircoraptor) is a species of carnivorus marsupial indigenous to southern North Mondanova.
The Chupacabra is a coyote-sized animal with leathery greyish skin, covered with a thin coating of hair. A row of spines runs down the lower back. The head is dog-like, with pointed ears, and a narrow snout. The mouth can open very wide, and is armed with sharp canines that protrude past the lower lip when the animals mouth is closed. Powerful back legs, and a long, stiff tail allow the Chupacabra to stand, and even hop bipedally in a similar manner to the kangaroos of Oz.
The Chupacabra is a solitary nocturnal hunter of small ungulates, rabbits, rodents, and birds. Due to it's weak jaws, and delicate fangs, the Chupacabra can only process the blood and soft organs of it's prey.
Distribution and habitat
The Chupacabra can be found in a variety of habitats throughout southern North Mondanova, often near h