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Old 09 August 2007, 03:09 PM
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Devil Chupacabra sightings

It almost qualifies for Snopes spotting as the article includes the line:

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State Mammalogist John Young says she captured a grey fox. “When mange goes untreated it causes this type of reaction."


http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com....php?id=101635
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Old 09 August 2007, 03:50 PM
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OK, someone has to do it, it might as well be me.

I say it's a fox with mange.
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Old 09 August 2007, 04:54 PM
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No no, that IS the Chupacabra... with mange

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Old 09 August 2007, 05:08 PM
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I thought chupacabras were supposed to be more kangaroo-like?
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Old 09 August 2007, 05:28 PM
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Meanwhile, the creature’s head, which is in Canion’s freezer, will go on her home’s wall. “This one hands down will draw the most attention. Because they’re gonna say you got zebras, you got this, you got that, what is this thing here? That’s what we call the South Texas taz devil

That just makes her seem so much more credible. Yup.
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Old 09 August 2007, 06:06 PM
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"A rancher from the South Texas town of Cuero is telling a chupacabra tale and she say she has the evidence in her freezer. "

Because if I had a fox with mange that died on my property, I'd sure as hell keep it with the fresh fruit, pecans, and vegetables I'd taken time to put up. Yeah.

Is this not a repeat of a story from three or four years ago?
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Old 12 August 2007, 04:47 AM
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Is this not a repeat of a story from three or four years ago?
Sort of.

The one you are thinking of was where the rancher SHOT a "chupacabra" and sent samples off for DNA testing...

Funny how we never heard back from that.

The animal there DID look EXACTLY like this one though

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Old 20 August 2007, 11:09 PM
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Poor fox.

It must suck to die from severe mange then have your head cut of by a lunatic.
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Old 26 August 2007, 12:30 AM
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rogue 74656:

The story of the rancher who shot what he thought was a chupacabra lived in Nicaragua. The story was related on a National Geographic Channel program which is part of a series entitled "Is It Real?" This show was "Is It Real: Chupacabra?

The DNA tests revealed that the animal the rancher shot was actually a dog. Yes, Canis familiaris was its scientific name.

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Old 26 August 2007, 04:08 AM
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rogue 74656:

The story of the rancher who shot what he thought was a chupacabra lived in Nicaragua.
Must be a different case.

There were two cases from texas, one from Lufkin:

http://www.fvza.org/prchupacabra.html

and the one I was refering to from Elmendorf:

http://www.unexplainedresearch.com/i..._creature.html

http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/loca...992,143605,565

The third video says that Macanally is not satisfied with the DNA results and is looking for someone else...

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Old 27 August 2007, 08:40 PM
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rogue 74656:

The story of the rancher who shot what he thought was a chupacabra lived in Nicaragua. The story was related on a National Geographic Channel program which is part of a series entitled "Is It Real?" This show was "Is It Real: Chupacabra?

The DNA tests revealed that the animal the rancher shot was actually a dog. Yes, Canis familiaris was its scientific name.

B. A. Rainey
Oh, I saw that episode. As I recall, the scientists received numerous death threats afterward they released their findings from people who refused to believe that the thing was anything but the legendary beast.
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Old 01 September 2007, 01:03 AM
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Cheer Chupacabra has Texas town buzzing

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Chupacabra or not, the discovery has spawned a local and international craze. Canion has started selling T-shirts that read: "2007, The Summer of the Chupacabra, Cuero, Texas," accompanied by a caricature of the creature. The $5 (U.S.) shirts have gone all over the world, including Japan, Australia and Brunei. Schaar also said he has one.
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Old 02 September 2007, 04:28 AM
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DH & I thought it kind of looked like a hyena/wolf/dog mix.
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Old 03 September 2007, 02:21 AM
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I ought to move to Texas and wait for a poor, emaciated dog with mange to die on my property. I'd be rich.

Regardless, can anyone point me to how the whole Chupacabra myth originated? I'm relatively certain it started in Mexico, but what in the world is the story behind it?
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Old 03 September 2007, 01:29 PM
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can anyone point me to how the whole Chupacabra myth originated? I'm relatively certain it started in Mexico, but what in the world is the story behind it?
Wikipedia has quite a comprehensive for Chupacabra....Might be a idea to take the 'artists impression' with a few grains of salt
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Old 06 September 2007, 03:08 AM
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Mange, mange on the range,
Where the fox and the coyote play,
Where seldom is heard a definitive word,
And the folks are not brilliant all day.
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Wolf Mythical Beast in Texas Is Just a Coyote

The results are in: The ugly, big-eared animal found this summer in southern Texas is not the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. It's just a plain old coyote.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071102/D8SLESL00.html
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Old 04 November 2007, 04:45 PM
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OK, someone has to do it, it might as well be me.

I say it's a fox with mange.
Nope, it's a rancid badger.
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Old 11 November 2007, 08:19 PM
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Now we've got one running around here in Albuquerque. It's over in the area where I like to take nature walks.

http://www.krqe.com/Global/story.asp?S=7334863

I got a picture of it, or a very similar beast, a few weeks ago. The one I saw had short fur and was extremely thin but was definately a coyote.
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Old 12 August 2008, 07:49 AM
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Icon22 Chupacabra sightings

The legend of the chupacabra gained new life as two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies spotted what they said they believe is the mythical creature.

http://www.ksat.com/news/17164217/detail.html
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