Encyclopedia entry: The Chuperat gets its common name after Chupacabra and Rat, although it is in fact related to neither. This nocturnal animal is shy, highly intelligent, and adaptable. Although shy with regards to humans, it lives a very social life with others of its kind. Colonies of Chuperats form large group dwellings underground, in abandoned buildings and just about anywhere else that is undisturbed and safe enough. The Chuperat eats just about anything, from plants to meat, although it does not commonly hunt nearly as much as it will scavenge for food. As an adult it is large, roughly the size of a human.