When you are in Brazil and you happened to hear a high pitch cry, which sounds like a coughing roar, they said that it belongs to a vampire creature which was given the name, Jaracca.  The sound of its cry is enough to raise the hair at the back of the neck of an individual since a Jaracca is greatly feared all over Brazil.

There are no definite reasons as to how a Jaracca came into existence.  Some says that it is a merging of darkness that sprung into the jungle.  Others say that they came from the blood drinking Gods of the South America.  There are also stories that say that Jaracca are spirits of those blasphemous people who were denied by the heaven and hell.  They return to the jungle consuming anything they can to survive.

The Jaracca does not feed on the blood of the people with intent to kill.  It just drains enough blood in order for its sustenance.  But if a Jaracca would continually victimize the same individual, they would grow weary and wither out and eventually die.  The Jaracca shape shift in the form of a snake, it sneaks out on a breast feeding mother in order to suck her blood.  Without the mother knowing it, the snake slips out under the baby and placed its tail into the baby’s mouth to silence him.  He would start drinking the milk of the mother and if he likes the taste of it he will return again and again.

When you come face to face with a Jaracca, you must be extra careful; they said that once it is in the form of a snake, they spit venomous saliva that can cause insanity.  There is no known cure for the insanity brought by its venom.

At times that milk is not available; a jaracca tends to suck the blood of men.  He would bit them in their arms while they were sleeping and their venom would cause them to go insane.  The next morning the victim will ran out of his house like a madman that is why the Jaracca is greatly feared on Brazil.  There are no ways stated on how you can destroy a jaracca, you can only prevent yourself from being its victim form prayers and incantations.

A snake that is endemic to Brazil is also named as Bothrops jararaca.


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