Monday, July 16, 2007


Last month, I created an ad on craigslist to give away a chupacabra that I had found. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of that post. After about 3 weeks, it was finally flagged for deletion on craigslist. It was posted in the free section and went something like this:

Giving away one free chupacabra to the right family. It will take the right kind of owner as he's kind of nasty, although I've been trying to tame him and have had moderate success. Would also probably be best for a somewhat wealthy family as he goes through about 2 goats or a dozen chickens a day. Just got all of his shots up to date. If interested, please send me an email so that we can arrange a time for you to come and take a look at him.

Below are some of the best responses that I got.

From: D
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 11:26:40 AM
Subject: chupacabra

I already have one so I do not mind to have another
one. Send me some pics.

From: N
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:24:30 AM
Subject: chupacabra

how do you have a chupacabra? do you have pics? i am interested - thanks -

My response to N:
No. We dont have any pics of it yet. But you can come and see it. Please take it. We are having a hard time domesticating it. I´m sure that with the right person, he´d make a good pet though.

N's follow up email:
chupacabra is supposed to be a mystical creature. do you have just a wild dog or something and you are calling him chupacabra? i have studied on this creature some and have found several different reported species of the same "animal". there are almost canine sightings almost alien sightings and almost reptile like ones. if you can show me pictures i would like that. i do not think if it was a real chupacabra then it could be domesticated. how did you aquire this nimal. please i would like more info. chupacabra fascinates me and i would be very interested but do not want to waste my time on a manged dog or something. thanks - n

From: John
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2007 9:10:50 PM
Subject: Chupacabra

Are you for real?

Sent from my iPhone

My response to John:

On Jul 11, 2007, at 10:11 AM

Some nice lady picked it up. She was real quiet and didn't have much to say. I wish that I'd gotten her contact info. Anyway, I'm glad that she did get that thing. I didn't like having it around.

John's follow up:

Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:24:21 PM
Subject: Re: Chupacabra

What did she pickup? Who is this? Did someone e mail u from here?

Sent from my iPhone

my response:
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: Chupacabra

Hello John,

I received an email from your email address inquiring about the chupacabra that I was giving away. The chupacabra is gone, thank goodness. If I do find another one, and you're interested in it, I will let you know and then we could make further arrangements. Until then please take care.

Message from Craigslist

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Sorry for the hassle, and thanks for your understanding.

My response to Craigslist:

No problem. I meant to take down the ad because it had sold already.



Joel Odom said...

ROFL!!! Any response from the Zoo you contacted?

kevinc said...

No. They probably figure it was someone just goofing around.

General Ledger said...

Can you help me get rid of a sashsquatch?