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24 November, 2005

Vampires of the East Coast

Vice in RAK and now vampires in Fujairah, can one week in the Sandlands be any more thrilling?

FUJAIRAH — Rumours of a blood-sucking vampire-like creature preying on sheep have turned the sleepy Fujairah suburb of Sakmakam into a favourite hunting ground for scoop-seeking journalists.

Ask the residents about the 'vampire,' and pat comes the reply: "The creature takes the sheep by the neck, sucks the blood and leaves them dead."

Police think it's more likely to be an Arabian leopard (previously thought to be extinct) or wolves.

No way. Wolves don't suck corpses dry of blood, nor do they make for a very exciting story. It's definitely a vampire. Or a chupacabra. Or a really hungry, angry Sheikh who had a very disappointing lunch at the Hilton Jumeirah beach bar.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

for years i've been telling my friends to visit the UAE. now they should believe me. so much fun.

24 November, 2005 11:28  
Blogger Jassim said...

I really need to relocate to RK.

24 November, 2005 11:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is no joke. I have personally seen the sheep corpses. Literally sucked dry of blood, and there are two teeth puncture marks on the neck in all cases. Wild animals do not suck up blood - there tear up their prey from the underbelly. These animals were nt eaten - just killed for their blood.

Scary stuff out there

24 November, 2005 11:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the voodoo witches of new orleans relocated cause katrina took all the sheep with her

24 November, 2005 12:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So after the flood of Eastern Europeans into these parts , we have the ultimate Transylvanian predator coming here to seek his fame and fortune. One never knows.. after Michael Jackson in IBn Battuta mall, what price Vampires in Gall of the Emirates?

24 November, 2005 13:30  
Blogger CG said...

Definately the work of a Chupacabra

Life is exciting here in the Emirates. Let the vice squad be warned...there is a worse evil lurking out there.

24 November, 2005 13:35  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

Call Buffy! There's no time to lose!

24 November, 2005 14:09  
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24 November, 2005 15:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a freind of mine is the manager of the sheep farm. He confirms this - the creature has been seen from a distance by several workers and jumps from tree to tree or rooftop to rooftop but doesnt prefer to stay much on the ground.

however, the workers think that water might be able to keep it away - they say it kind of shies away from water as if it is acid.

25 November, 2005 14:00  
Blogger nonpretender said...

This is what living in sand for too long does to you.

26 November, 2005 16:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh gawd non-pretender puleeeze get a lifeand quit bitching.

26 November, 2005 23:36  

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