No one can quite decide if a chupacabra is a small canine or a large rodent; with an angled face that can be beautiful colors, if seems more like a cute weasel, but a powerful body with heavily muscled limbs makes it seem more like a dog. Regardless to its appearance, it is a mighty hunter, and just as strong as its wild cousins. Untamed chupacabras can be frightening and strange looking, with matted hair and uncared for spikes. These species, when cared for by magis, are vastly different; frequent grooming and training make it more sweet tempered, and its fur is soft and glistens. Playfully romping with the direwolves, these chupacabras seem different animals altogether than those that frequent the dark woods.
Vampiric in nature, these creatures are fearsome to look at; covered with spikes and boasting large fangs, they are swift and dangerous. Many farmers complain of discovering their sheep drained of blood, the work of wild chupacabras. Magis often take on such cases, finding the culprits and relocating them to Silva Forest. Often an egg or two can be obtained in such cases. When tamed and raised in human company, they appear to be more of a dog-like creature, the spikes growing out of their backs typically lying tight against their fur and harmless, unless they are threatened. When being attacked, their spikes raise up and stiffen, an effective defense against those who would do them harm. With sharp teeth and strong jaws, chupacabras can be extremely vicious, and need to be trained effectively.