Jaracas or Jaracacas live in Brazil.
This vampire might be the only one that scares me!
That’s saying something isn’t it.
So why am I afraid of the Jaracas?
Because when it hunts it takes the shape of a snake!
Yes a SNAKE!!!!! I don’t like snakes. Nina, this is what most of my nightmares consist of. Vampire snakes!
Just in case this hasn’t sunk in yet . . . . . . VAMPIRE SNAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, now that I’ve done my heebie jeebie dance.
The Jaraca attacks breastfeeding women while they sleep. When it attacks a man it bites the upper arm. It takes a small amount of blood that won’t kill the man.
But. . .
It also craves breast milk. When hunting for milk it will slither… (heebie jeebie dance) between a nursing mother and her child while they sleep. As it drinks from the woman’s breast it slips the tip of its tail into the baby’s mouth (another heebie jeebie dance).
To keep the baby from crying and thus giving it more time to feed.
Victims grow weak, and won’t recover until the Jaraca moves to its next village and victim.
It can’t be destroyed, but can be chased away. Praying to Catholic saints having a Catholic Priest bless the victim. There are ancient spells, incantations and talismans that can be made or bought to keep it away.
No Pictures……I don’t like snakes!!!!!