Friday, August 03, 2007

Has The Legendary Chupacabra Finally Been Caught?

Is this a mangy old fox, or is it the legendary Chupacabra?

For a rancher in South Texas, there is little doubt. Phylis Canion claims the creature, or its relatives, have been snatching animals around her ranch for years.

The chupacabra infamously drains the blood of the animals it catches, and this exactly what Canion claims the above creature has been doing, to cats and to chickens.

Lots of chickens :

Canion says two dozen chickens were sucked dry.

The meat, she says, was left on the bone.

Neighbors speculate the blue-colored animal that was doing all that damage was a chupacabra.

The name is translated from Spanish and means goat-sucker because the creature sucks the blood of livestock.

Canion says not one, but three chupacabras were spotted outside the town in recent days.

All of them, she says, were blue-skinned, had no hair and had strange teeth.

Although Canion and her neighbors feel she captured a chupacabra, others like State Mammalogist John Young says she captured a grey fox. “When mange goes untreated it causes this type of reaction. they start to itch, lose all their hair, blue grey coloration. and the animal usually dies from it.”

But it wasn’t mange, but a car that killed the creature that Canion captured. “There have been so many stories for so long. The chupacabra is a mythical thing and maybe it is, but this is something…a cross between something. What? I don’t know, I’d love to find out.”

The local TV station has taken samples of the bizarre animal corpse Canion has kept in her freezer. They are promising results soon.

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