Chupacabra: The mystery of the chupacabra is no longer a mystery, but rapidly becoming a hot commodity in Mexico and bordering U.S. states; Arizona and Texas.  First believed to be an undiscovered new species; the Chupacabra made its mark by becoming the infamous blood-sucking farm animal killer.  Believed to be responsible for sucking a carcass dry of its blood in the border regions of Mexico and the U.S.; this so called new species became the target of a mass hunt.  Without much success the elusive Chupacabra was quickly believed to be extraterrestrial brought from the far reaches of the galaxy.  However, January 20, 2005 brought new light to the creature when a farmer, Billy Bob Horton from El Paso, Texas chased off a chupacabra after witnessing it attack one of his goats; oddly enough the direct translation of the word chupacabra is goat sucker.  It was on 20th of March, 2006 that the first chupacabra was finally caught and killed.  Ms. Doreen Clemens of Brownsville, Texas spotted the creature attacking one of her chickens and shot it with her shot gun.  Ms. Clemens soon became a town hero, and expressed to the local media that she wasn’t going to let “some mangy animal” take her chickens away.  Clemens allowed the town’s scientist, Mr. Billy Joe Thornton (no relation to Billy Bob Thornton), examine the specimen and concurred with Ms. Clemens that indeed in fact it is a mangy animal.  The animal was a mutt of a mix breed of Greyhound and Doberman suffering from the skin disease mange.  Mange is cause by tissue-burrowing arthropods called mage mites that attack the skin of the animal causing it to lose its hair and giving it a rough grey elephant skin.  When the mangy animal was returned to Ms. Clemens she skinned it and made fashionable cowgirl boots.  The boots now a popular hit in the fashion industry have many celebrities and the rich buying them up.  Alligator and ostrich skin are quickly becoming yesterday’s fashion and are no longer sought by the elite.  Since this new fashion, a new phrase has been coined, “I have my chupas on!”  Ms. Clemens expanded her line to hand bags, belts, and wallets. Now bordering Mexican towns and in the U.S. have picked up on the trend and began selling “chupas,” bringing millions in revenue to these towns, once considered to be some of the poorest communities in the region. By Will Martinez Independent Writer