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Mysterious Dog-Like Creature Shot And Killed
KLTV ^ | 1/18/2006 | KLTV

Posted on 01/19/2006 12:21:57 AM PST by Dallas59

Over the last few years we've shown you pictures of a mysterious dog-like creature found in East Texas' woods.

This weekend, two brothers were out hunting squirrels when they were surprised by a very similar animal. The brothers shot it and killed it. It has leathery skin, long teeth, and hind legs longer than its front legs. One of the brothers, Kolby Russell, said this isn't his first run in with the creature.

"I had chased it a couple times earlier, about a month ago, and my friends didn't believe me. I finally showed them and they did."

So is it just a mangy dog?

"I've seen mange before and he has a body kind of built like a coyote, but he's real skinny", says the other brother, Coty Russell.

In the past, East Texans have e-mailed us that similar creatures were just dogs with mange, a coyote crossbreed, or the mythical Mexican creature, the Chupacabra.

The creature has been handed over to Angelina County authorities who are going to determine what to do with it next.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; devildog; doggieping; mangycoyote

1 posted on 01/19/2006 12:21:59 AM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Isn't that a coyote?


2 posted on 01/19/2006 12:23:02 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Dallas59

You have now entered...the Twilight Zone.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 12:25:16 AM PST by marsh_of_mists
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To: FreedomCalls

Looks like a coyote with mange. It killed off a bunch of them up here a few years back (in combination with winter).


4 posted on 01/19/2006 12:25:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Dallas59

Looks a bit like a Basenji.

http://bleedingeyeballs.com/basenjiart/images/edog11.jpg


6 posted on 01/19/2006 12:26:16 AM PST by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: Dallas59
The creature has been handed over to Angelina County authorities who are going to determine what to do with it next.

Think these "authorities" are bright enough to run DNA tests if there's any question about what it is? They're on the government payroll, after all.

7 posted on 01/19/2006 12:33:14 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
I think you are exactly right Joe. I've killed a few coyotes myself and seen quite a few alive and those killed or trapped by friends and relatives down here.

That's exactly what it looks like.

8 posted on 01/19/2006 12:33:54 AM PST by mississippi red-neck (You will never win the war on terrorism by fighting it in Iraq and funding it in the West Bank.)
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To: Dallas59

Coyote on the left, this creature on the right.

Sure looks like a coyote that has for some reason (mange?) lost its hair to me.

9 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:25 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Dallas59
Clicky Here For Texas Devil Dog Video
10 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:42 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59

It looks kinda like a hyena.


11 posted on 01/19/2006 12:34:56 AM PST by NRA2BFree (http://www.angelfire.com/nm2/chainreaction/Kitties/LittleFReepers.html)
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To: Dallas59

Coyote with mange- had one living on a creek, behind my house, in Central TX.


12 posted on 01/19/2006 12:36:04 AM PST by de Buillion (Pedophiles, Perverts, and child sexual predators- It's partytime in Vermont, Y'all come on up!)
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To: NRA2BFree
Obviously the creature is not well.
13 posted on 01/19/2006 12:36:37 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: mississippi red-neck

I don't have much use for coyotes (the pelt is nice at the right time of year), but something like that is just best put out of its misery.


14 posted on 01/19/2006 12:37:09 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Dallas59
"...who are going to determine what to do with it next."

Barbequed ribs?

15 posted on 01/19/2006 12:39:09 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: FreedomCalls

A hairless coyote?


16 posted on 01/19/2006 12:41:22 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them OVER THERE than over here.)
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To: Dallas59

Bush's fault!!!


17 posted on 01/19/2006 12:42:16 AM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


18 posted on 01/19/2006 12:44:35 AM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

It looks like a typical dog from Mexico. Must have lost it's owner on the swim over....:)


19 posted on 01/19/2006 12:45:03 AM PST by Dewy
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To: arthurus


The Coyote is very similar in size to a small German Shepherd and weighs an average of 25 to 40 pounds. It has long, slender legs, a bushy tail with a black tip, and large ears that are held erect. The Coyote's coat can vary, but it is usually gray or buff-colored. From a close vantage point, there is no mistaking the yellow eyes and black, round pupils. The Coyote is a strong swimmer. It characteristically runs with its tail down instead of horizontally like foxes, or up like wolves and dogs.

Life History

The Coyote is an extremely intelligent animal with keen senses of hearing, sight and smell. It primarily is nocturnal and very opportunistic. Coyotes will eat just about anything. They feed primarily on rabbits, rodents and insects, but they also eat carrion, lizards, snakes, fruit, vegetable matter and even fish. This adaptability also is evident in their use of cover. The Coyote requires minimal shelter to survive, but it will use a den for the birth and care of its young. Coyotes usually prefer to take use an abandoned badger den or natural cavities rather than dig their own den; however, they will make the necessary renovations by excavating multiple escape tunnels linked to the surface.

Coyotes are considered monogamous, with pairs remaining together for several years, although not necessarily for life. They breed from mid-January to early March. After a gestation period of 63 to 65 days, a litter of five to seven pups is born. During the weeks following the birth, the male will bring food to the family, but the female will not allow him inside the den. Coyotes normally may live from 10 to 12 years.
20 posted on 01/19/2006 12:45:38 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59
What is El Chupacabra? El Chupacabra - Means "the goat sucker" in Spanish. Named because of the way it sucked all the blood from Puerto Rican goats, the Chupacabra has been leaving fear in its tracks for many years now. First spotted in Puerto Rico in 1994, the Chupacabra has since migrated off the island and has recently been spotted in many locations including South America as well as the US. Although it was named because of its choice of goat-blood as a meal, the Chupacabra has reportedly attacked and devoured the blood of a wide variety of animals including dogs and sheep. As far as we know, there have yet to be any human fatalities. Due to the distinct technique the strange animal has of killing its prey, it is very easy to tell if the Chupacabra was involved in an animals death. Animals are found with puncture wounds in their neck and most of their blood removed. Often, the victim's organs have disappeared even though the only wound is a small hole in the animal's neck. Reports of laser-like cuts on the victim's ears are also common. Although some people say they have seen the Chupacabra's tracks, in many cases there are no signs of blood or tracks around the dead animals

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21 posted on 01/19/2006 12:53:44 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59
What is El Chupacabra? El Chupacabra - Means "the goat sucker" in Spanish. Named because of the way it sucked all the blood from Puerto Rican goats, the Chupacabra has been leaving fear in its tracks for many years now. First spotted in Puerto Rico in 1994, the Chupacabra has since migrated off the island and has recently been spotted in many locations including South America as well as the US. Although it was named because of its choice of goat-blood as a meal, the Chupacabra has reportedly attacked and devoured the blood of a wide variety of animals including dogs and sheep. As far as we know, there have yet to be any human fatalities. Due to the distinct technique the strange animal has of killing its prey, it is very easy to tell if the Chupacabra was involved in an animals death. Animals are found with puncture wounds in their neck and most of their blood removed. Often, the victim's organs have disappeared even though the only wound is a small hole in the animal's neck. Reports of laser-like cuts on the victim's ears are also common. Although some people say they have seen the Chupacabra's tracks, in many cases there are no signs of blood or tracks around the dead animals

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22 posted on 01/19/2006 12:54:00 AM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59
If this were 8 feet tall I would have guessed Janet Reno.


23 posted on 01/19/2006 12:56:46 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Dallas59
I would suggest a necropsy to the authorities that are going to "determine what to do next".

I think it would be the next step in determining what it is... mangy greyhound or cross-breed Mexican hairless/coyote.

24 posted on 01/19/2006 1:46:17 AM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Dallas59

Looks like an African wild dog, or maybe a dingo.


25 posted on 01/19/2006 3:06:59 AM PST by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: Dallas59


Some people are calling it a "Chupacabra", but I think that's a mythical ape like creature from Mexico. Looks like a mix between a dog and a coyote to me.
26 posted on 01/19/2006 3:09:25 AM PST by Jaysun (The plain truth is that I am not a fair man, and don't want to hear both sides.)
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To: mmercier

It is an African Wild, not a bald dingo.

They bite.


27 posted on 01/19/2006 3:13:14 AM PST by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: mmercier

http://www.honoluluzoo.org/african_hunting_dog.htm


28 posted on 01/19/2006 3:15:04 AM PST by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: Dallas59
The hump spine above the hip to the chest cavity indicates it is a wild animal, the round ears and mottled color give it away as African. If it has a black line down the center of the head it is assuredly an African or offshoot.

They are carnivorous hunters and do not scavenge carrion.
29 posted on 01/19/2006 3:25:14 AM PST by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: mmercier
I saw one of these, or something similar crossing my yard in Plano, a suburb of Dallas pop.200,000+. I was out in the yard with my kids when this thing crossed the street and was crossing between my house and my neighbors. It stepped and stared at me and my kids.

My first thoughts was that it was a dingo and I knew they would bite without warning so I just stood and kept eye contact. It appeared to have a broken front paw and looked really pathetic.

My neighbor came out and the thing walked off. I told him to call animal control because there was a mangy coyote or dingo or something roaming around. They informed him it was a coyote and that they had a pet name for it and could never catch it.

I have seen coyotes, even ones roaming the suburbs, but never one that looked like this thing.

30 posted on 01/19/2006 4:02:58 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Dallas59
"The creature has been handed over to Angelina County authorities who are going to determine what to do with it next"

I betcha it was served up with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

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31 posted on 01/19/2006 6:03:51 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe
Looks a bit like a Basenji.

Bite your tongue!

32 posted on 01/19/2006 6:13:24 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Maximus of Texas

That thing looks like it needs more cowbell.

Shouldn't someone maybe call a university or scientist?


33 posted on 01/19/2006 6:16:06 AM PST by ToddBush ("The only reason you're conscious is that I don't want to carry you" - Jack Bauer)
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To: mmercier
I'd say your guess was the closest to being correct.


34 posted on 01/19/2006 6:29:28 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: de Buillion

"Coyote with mange"

At that point it might be called "mange with a coyote attached."


35 posted on 01/19/2006 6:32:39 AM PST by RouxStir (Peaceful muslim...The Ultimate Oxymoron!)
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To: ToddBush
"Shouldn't someone maybe call a university or scientist?"

This is in East Texas. The nearest university is Texas A&M. 'Nuff said.

I keep forgetting to add you to my ping list. I've done it now but go check out my last post on Wednesday's thread.
36 posted on 01/19/2006 6:40:34 AM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash some real Cowboys to kick some Brokeback Mountain butt!)
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To: Maximus of Texas
Oh. Good point. I didn't think of that. Oh well.

This 'thing' still needs:

37 posted on 01/19/2006 6:45:40 AM PST by ToddBush ("The only reason you're conscious is that I don't want to carry you" - Jack Bauer)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

OOh, pretty dog. Consider my tongue bitten!

[:^)


38 posted on 01/19/2006 7:18:56 AM PST by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: Dallas59

Mysterious Dog-Like Creature eh???

Sounds like my ex-girlfriend.....


39 posted on 01/19/2006 7:47:13 AM PST by Gamera977
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

I've got two of them, they're very cool.


40 posted on 01/19/2006 8:28:04 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Dallas59

The Hound of the Baskervilles?


41 posted on 01/19/2006 9:07:58 AM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Greatness is not appreciated until it is gone)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
Poor thing better of dead. It's just a uncared for mutt someone abandoned. I lived in Mexico from 1991-2004 and these same poor creatures are everywhere. Mexican people are so cruel to dogs, most never feed their pets and they run the streets to scavenge for food. Weak unaggressive dogs have it rough in the dog eat dog world of good old Mexico.
42 posted on 01/19/2006 10:01:42 AM PST by Dewy
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To: normy

There are coy dogs that you would not believe all over the country; people now keep very exotic breeds as pets, and they interbreed.

I saw a dead coy dog that must have been half Rhodesian or bull mastiff, an 80 pounder at least.

If you see one up close it is likely sick, they flee from people if they are healthy.


43 posted on 01/19/2006 12:55:43 PM PST by mmercier (all God's creatures)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Chupacabra ping!


44 posted on 01/19/2006 2:42:29 PM PST by Vor Lady (Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?)
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To: Grannyx4

Gracias, Senora! Sarcoptic mange strikes again...


45 posted on 01/20/2006 6:09:39 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Puppymillalicious!)
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To: Dallas59

Here in the Seattle region, most of the coyotes I've seen have been a lighter color, almost like a golden retriever. The most outstanding features being of course the black tip on the tail, and the scent.
And the ears.


46 posted on 01/20/2006 6:15:15 AM PST by djf
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To: Dewy

New lunch special at Wan Hong Low.


47 posted on 01/20/2006 6:18:07 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Beowulf9

a-wooo, werewolves (not) of London...


48 posted on 01/20/2006 10:59:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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