The Texas "Chupacabra", which is now living with its captors in the small Texas town of Ratcliffe in DeWitt county, is most likely a canine according to Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Brent Ortego.
“The animal in the cage, as best I can tell from the view, is some form of small canine.”, he stated, although he wanted to be clear that canine could mean dog, coyote or even fox.
He added, “It’s [the chupacabra] never been proven to be a unique species. It was always something out there that allegedly would cause harm or threaten to cause harm to people or livestock.”
He also said the animals ragged, hairless appearance was probably due to a bad case of mange, according to CNN.
But the folks who found the little guy think otherwise. They are pretty certain they've captured a mythical chupacabra baby. Jackie Stock said her husband caught the thing eating corn on their property. “He called me to come and look, and I said, ‘That looks like a baby Chupacabra.”
The suggestion that it could be a racoon or possum or some other mutated South Texas woodland creature is ludacris to Arlen Parma, the man who caught it. “You know, I hunted raccoons for twenty years with dogs and all that, and I’ve never seen anything that looks like that right there.”
Arlen Parma says the thing that really seals it for him is its ferocious growl. “A raccoon don’t make that noise, or a possum. What makes that noise? I guess a Chupacabra does, I don’t know.”
Could the ragged beast caught in South Texas really be a chupacabra? Supposed sightings of the ruthless wandering creature that kills goats and cows vampire-style have been reported for years in South America and the Southern U.S. Could this finally be the proof we need or just another mangy lost dog?
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