I saw some strange beasts when I was touring the Peruvian ruins of Huaca del Sol y la Luna. Have you ever seen those articles from a few years ago about strange dead animals in Texas that some said were mysterious, livestock killing chupacabra? Well, that,s what these animals looked like.
It turns out that these strange, hairless black beasts were actually dogs. A historic dog breed that’s been around since the time if the Moche. It’s called the viringo. It has almost no hair except for some on the top of its head and maybe a little the limbs. Supposedly it has medicinal properties. The warmth of its body is said to be therapeutic for those with asthma or bronchitis. They were considered sacred in ancient times and are still found running around ancient sites. Apparently purebred viringos are expensive too. I don’t think I’d spend the money, though.