The chupacabra started as a whispered devli, a hush-hush fear shared by farmers across the tropical mountain ranges of Puerto Rico. From there, it has spread across the Caribbean, into the Gulf Coast, through Texas, the southwest, into Mexico and Central America.
Could it come to be Puerto Rico's most recognizable export?
Click through the slideshow below to see just how far and wide the chupacabra phenomenon has gone. Mexican wrestlers, hip Hollywood ghouls, bicycling team jerseys, dinner plates and birthday cakes.
Where else will the chupacabra be seen? Where else can it go?