Odd Creature Found In Texas May Be Chupacabra?

September 3, 2009

Texas (ChattahBox) – A Texan taxidermist has found what some believe to be the legendary Chupacabra, a creature spotted in Mexico and Texas, most commonly. But the current owner of the corpse isn’t so sure.

“To be honest, I don’t know what it is. I’d probably say it’s a freak-of-nature coyote, or a hybrid breed with a genetic mutation,” Jerry Ayer, a friend and taxidermy instructor for Lynn Butler, who found the creature, told the LA Times.

“It has a little fuzz around the feet, almost like little socks of fur. And there’s a little hair up the backbone. Very odd-looking. The hairlessness [sic] is sinister because you can see the bones protruding at the hips.”

The creature, which was found in a hen house after days of terrorizing the chickens there, resembles a hairless, bone-thin dog. It also has two long fangs at the bottom, and two at the top, right in the front of it’s mouth.

“These types [of animals] will zip in and out of people’s backyards and eat anything live or dead. They have two big canine teeth in the front and they go for the neck,” he continued to explain.

“They see this weird-looking dark creature running off. And they see two holes in the side of the neck of a goat, and they take it from there.”

Ayer is currently stuffing the corpse, and plans on putting the creature on display. He has said he will call it the Chupacabra, as he has nothing better to call it.

“It doesn’t matter what I call it. It’s been labeled.”


Comments

2 Responses to “Odd Creature Found In Texas May Be Chupacabra?”

  1. dosolivas on September 4th, 2009 2:02 pm

    That’s a hoax. News organizations should do a little fact checking before reporting this. That dog is called a Xoloitzcuintle, also known as a XOLO. It’s an ancient breed of dog indiginous to Mexico and Central America that was kept by the Mayans.

    It’s a beautiful dog known for it’s hairlessness, slender muscular body, pointed face and striking eyes and the large ears that almost make it look like a jackal. Here’s a site with some information about this beautiful dog:

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/xoloitzcuintle.htm

    And here’s a photo hosted on wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mexico.Xoloitzcuintle.01.jpg

  2. olivia on September 6th, 2009 10:39 pm

    Dosolivas – No, it isn’t technically a hoax. If you bothered to read the story you would see that the man who is ownership of the body doesn’t believe it is the Chupacabra. As for ‘fact checking’, I did when I wrote this story. There is no actual proof to show it is a Xolo, anymore than there is any actual proof that it is the ‘goat sucker’.

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