The most common image of Clawman, also known in most of Latin America as Chupacabra
OK, now for something a little more serious than UFOs and aliens from planet Malukium. Although little known today, the Estrellas have a Sasquatch tradition far, far older than the Bigfoot legend of the Pacific Northwest. I am referring to the spirit and monster legends of the Pimas, first recorded by Manje, a Spanish explorer in the 1770s. According to the journals, the mountain ranges of the Upper Sonoran dessert (from Ajo up to the Estrellas) are inhabited by a infamous monster, usually translated as "Clawman."
Regarding Mr Chupa and the Estrellas, I have bad news and good news. The bad news is that he is a vicious meat-eater that hunts and kills wild animals, usually rabbits but also bigger animals when possible, including cattle and its favorite: the goat. The good news is that the chupacabras have an inherent fear of mankind. With sharp eyesight and an acute sense of smell, the goat-suckers easily avoid humans. Good! Before I close this paragraph there is, however, a very famous chupacabra event that I remember well from Brazil. It happened near Campinas, in the state of Sao Paulo, and if witnesses are to be believed, it was probably the only recorded chupacabra attack on a man. It was not pretty. See photo here. O pior e' que eu realmente lembro desta reportagem, saiu no Noticias Populares, se a memoria nao me falha.
I would be interested in hearing about any other experiences from readers, regarding this subject.