The decomposing body, which has humanoid hands plus a long skull, was spotted in the shallows of a tropical river.
“In reality no one can say what exactly this is”
The mythical creature – whose name literally translates as “goat sucker” – is believed to endure off the blood of livestock.
Firemen were than called out to examine the mysterious animal, but were not convinced it was the mythical monster.
Nevertheless, he also said: “In reality no one can say what precisely the creature is as it was found in an advanced state of decomposition.”
Forensic specialist Pablo Lemir said: “It looks like an ape with humanoid characteristics. However, the fact it was partially decomposed modifies its physical characteristics.”
Local media were contacted with calls identifying the corpse as a Chupacabra after the footage went viral.
Folks claim to have sighted it as far away as Russia, although the very first sightings of the legendary creature were in Puerto Rico.