Sightings and attacks of the Chupacabra continued after 2000, with an amazing claim in September of 2009 by Taxidermy expert, Jerry Ayer, of Texas that he'd captured an actual Chupacabra.
According to Ayer, he had never seen anything like it before, but he felt it had a number of the characteristics often described by people who claimed to have seen a Chupacabra firsthand.
Ayer came in possession of the specimen after being asked by Lynn Butler, a former student, to help identify a strange animal that had been invading the barn of the man's cousin.
Ayer is clear that he doesn't know what this creature really is, but that people can call it a Chupacabra if they want to until DNA tests show exactly what it is.
The one thing that Jerry Ayer wants to make clear to everyone is that he is not trying to pull a hoax, similar to recent claims of a captured Bigfoot carcass.
Perhaps, but Ayer has received requests for tissue samples from UC Davis as well as the University of Texas, so the issue will eventually be sorted out.
Taxidermist Jerry Ayer of Blanco, Texas presents a strange animal that came to him via Lynn Butler, a former student at his taxidermy school.
The best-known locality is the bed of the Ayer Mati near Kupang.
In the west coast lands European influence, fertile soil, comparatively good roads, agriculture, timber, and coalfields have created populous settlements on the coast at Padang (the capital of the west coast, with 35,158 inhabitants in 1897, of whom 1640 were Europeans), Priaman, Natal, Ayer Bangis, Siboga, Singkel, and also on the plateaus at Fort de Kock, Payokombo, &c. In the east coast lands it is only at the mouths of rivers - Palembang at the mouth of the Musi, with 53,000 inhabitants, and Medan in Deli, the residence of the highest civil and military officials of the east coast, in which a fine government house has been erected - that considerable centres of population are to be found.
Pardo Bazhn, La Espana de ayer y Ia de hoy (Madrid, 1899); LEspagne: politique, littirature, arme, &c., numiro special de la Nouvelle Revue Internationale (Paris, 1900); J.