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Old 12 August 2008, 04:40 PM
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Bonsai Kitten Dewitt Sheriffs Think they 've seen the Chupacabra

yeah ,I saw this on KABB last night at 9PM and then later on Channel 5,KENS5 at 10Pm.It was all over the local San Antonio tv stations.
Since another one of these was sighted in Dewitt County, it makes me think that there must be a breeding population of them,.They could be some coyote dog hybrid maybe,who knows.
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Old 12 August 2008, 05:31 PM
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What ever became of the dead one? I remember seeing a picture of the remains awhile back, but hadn't heard if any testing or professional examination was done.
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Old 12 August 2008, 05:33 PM
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They could be some coyote dog hybrid maybe,who knows.
I just saw the report and video on the news. Coyote was my first (and still strongest) suspicion and dog hybrid was the second guess. One of the quotes was that it was "too long" to be any type of dog. What? Because all dogs are one set length, always?

But, avoiding like crazy calling it a fox with mange I still think it looks more like a coyote, maybe even one with defects or illness so that it doesn't look quite "right", and hybrids happen all the time so certainly that shouldn't be ruled out in favor of "Chupacabra".
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Old 12 August 2008, 05:37 PM
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Coyote with Mange from the mange article on wiki.
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Old 12 August 2008, 05:46 PM
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Coyote with Mange from the mange article on wiki.
That's pretty much identical to the "Chupacabra" in the video, isn't it? Maybe you could forward that to the DeWitt's Sheriff's Department.
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Old 03 September 2009, 12:19 AM
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Another Texan chupacabra:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/off...ef=videosearch
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Old 03 September 2009, 04:33 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2LIu44n-qc

This is one of the dumbest chupathingy videos I've seen- the deputy's description doesn't even match the animal. Really makes you wonder how good he is at his job if he can't even recognize a dog when he sees it (head like a dog, tail like a dog, legs like a dog, runs like a dog...).
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Old 28 October 2009, 05:13 PM
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Default Chupacabra spotting in the Woodlands

http://www.kvue.com/video/index.html?nvid=410121

Paul Stuart drives down Gosling Road near Woodlands Parkway almost every day, but it's not every day that he makes the strange and surreal sighting that he encountered. It was so unbelievable that Stuart immediately pulled out his video camera and began to record.

Here's the part that made my day: towards the end of the video, they talk to a Tx Parks & Wildlife biologist who states that this is clearly a coyote. A coyote with a severe case of mange.

I am such a happy camper all of a sudden.
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Old 28 October 2009, 05:18 PM
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Bah. Everyone knows Houston is too far east for the chupacabra anyway.
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Old 28 October 2009, 07:32 PM
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Old 28 October 2009, 08:02 PM
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Bah. Everyone knows Houston is too far east for the chupacabra anyway.
Yeah, given the scarcity of goats in The Woodlands, that's going to be one hungry chupacabra. Unless they're serving cabrito at DQ now.
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Old 30 November 2009, 07:31 PM
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I agree that a lot of these sightings look like some type of wild dog with mange, but there's also the possibility that they are hairless domestic dogs, such as the Peruvian Hairless breed.

I've seen some personally, and they can look quite frightening.
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Icon401 Rescuers capture hairless raccoon

Oklahoma animal rescuers said they have received multiple calls from the public concerned that a recently captured hairless raccoon is "a chupacabra."

http://www.newsok.com/hairless-racco...rticle/3443155

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Old 11 July 2010, 05:06 AM
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Wolf New chupacabra sightings?

A small north Texas community is getting stirred up about some mysterious animals roaming around.

Two creatures have been killed in three days, near farms, only a few miles apart.

Some are calling them chupacabras, even animal control officers are unsure what they are.

http://www.kens5.com/news/local/Chup...-98175729.html
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Old 15 July 2010, 08:56 PM
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Wolf Expert: 'Chupacabra' a coyote-dog hybrid

A Texas animal control officer said a hairless creature that sparked chupacabra rumors was a canine-coyote hybrid with mange.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/07/...0031279145698/
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Must be a slow news day, this was covered by our local news this morning (I'm in Maine, it happened in Oklahoma). I almost spit my coffee out when I heard chupacabra.

http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-...,6360898.story
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It's occured to me that a great idea for anybody with the time and possibly also the money would be a Museum of Hairless Animals. You could set up an online gallery or an actual realworld exhibit of photos and shaved taxidermy specimens*, just so people would always have a quick reference source for practically every damn 'monster' sighting.

*And a petting zoo! Who wouldn't pay good money to stroke a mangey raccoon?
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Old 30 October 2010, 06:41 AM
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Wolf 'Goat Sucker' May Just Be A Mangy Coyote

The legend of the ferocious chupacabra, or goat sucker, has circulated around Central America since the 1990s. But the supernatural chimeric beast -- described by some as half dog, half bat -- may just be a coyote suffering from mange, says entomologist Barry OConnor of the University of Michigan.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=130916241
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Old 30 October 2010, 07:02 PM
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That's a pretty cool idea, Blatherskite.
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Old 19 December 2010, 03:34 AM
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*And a petting zoo! Who wouldn't pay good money to stroke a mangey raccoon?
We could have guinea pigs!


And chimps!
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And monkeys!


And Dolores the bald bespectacled bear:



And the Chinese 'yeti' they found earlier this year:

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