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Texas Woman Claims to Have Found Mythical 'Chupacabra'
Fox News ^ | 01 Sep 07 | AP

Posted on 09/01/2007 9:24:03 AM PDT by stm

CUERO, Texas — Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra.

"It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the mammal, which has big ears, large fanged teeth and grayish-blue, mostly hairless skin.

Canion and some of her neighbors discovered the 40-pound bodies of three of the animals over four days in July outside her ranch in Cuero, 80 miles southeast of San Antonio. Canion said she saved the head of the one she found so she can get to get to the bottom of its ancestry through DNA testing and then mount it for posterity.

She suspects, as have many rural denizens over the years, that a chupacabra may have killed as many as 26 of her chickens in the past couple of years.

"I've seen a lot of nasty stuff. I've never seen anything like this," she said.

What tipped Canion to the possibility that this was no ugly coyote, but perhaps the vampire-like beast, is that the chickens weren't eaten or carried off — all the blood was drained from them, she said.

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KEYWORDS: chupacabra
No doubt dropped by aliens after a night of mutilating cattle and making crop circles. This story brought to you courtesy of Budweiser.
1 posted on 09/01/2007 9:24:04 AM PDT by stm
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To: stm
This story brought to you courtesy of Budweiser

Or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide..

2 posted on 09/01/2007 9:28:40 AM PDT by cardinal4 (http://artoriuscastus.blogspot.com/)
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To: cardinal4

This is rural Texas, more likely hallucinogenic mushrooms.


3 posted on 09/01/2007 9:32:55 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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"I've seen a lot of nasty stuff. I've never seen anything like this," she said.

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She's never seen this.

4 posted on 09/01/2007 9:32:57 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - G. K. Chesterton)
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5 posted on 09/01/2007 9:36:10 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (I like Rodney Carrington's recipe for World Peace.)
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Jeesh! How about a little advanced warning before showing that pic!

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6 posted on 09/01/2007 9:36:38 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: stm
MEMO

from: Perry White
to: Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Clark Kent

Labor Day Weekend Friday Night:

If we have nothing else,
Run the CHUPACABRA story again. Like last year.
Get me the weird dog picture. And the latest edition of World News Daily and Debka File.

7 posted on 09/01/2007 9:39:21 AM PDT by Zerodown (Republicans have shot with live voters. Democrats: insurmountable lead among dead.)
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To: stm

MMMMMMMM Chalupacabra.


8 posted on 09/01/2007 9:48:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Sybeck1
Looks like a sick coyote
9 posted on 09/01/2007 10:07:05 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: Sybeck1

That’s the coyote with mange, right?

So why does this hunter have no pictures?

Mrs VS


10 posted on 09/01/2007 10:22:49 AM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: pcottraux

Take a look at this!


11 posted on 09/01/2007 11:47:40 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: Inyo-Mono; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; new cruelty; ..
Sorry for the late ping, everyone. Was on vacation this weekend.


12 posted on 09/03/2007 3:04:44 PM PDT by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it "P. Coe-troe"...in 2008.)
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13 posted on 09/03/2007 9:48:52 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: stm

Nah. Peyote...


14 posted on 09/04/2007 12:37:45 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: stm; cll

Here’s a “Chupacabra” update (sort of), from a story published today in one newspaper in Puerto Rico:

“Twenty fighting cocks and 10 hens were killed in their cages at a dwelling in the Quebrada Arenas neighborhood [of the town of Toa Alta], which might be an attack of the almost vanished and forgotten ‘Chupacabra’.

“Police report that 47-year-old Carmelo Reyes Guzmán filed a complaint yesterday morning after finding the cages broken with the animals inside dead.

“’No blood was found at the scene,’ the police report reads, thus following the pattern of other cases attributed to the ‘Chupacabra’ during the last two decades. The birds’ owner estimated the loss from the deaths of the cocks and the hens at $2,000.”


16 posted on 06/24/2008 2:20:52 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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