Skip to comments.Texas Deputies Add To Chupacabra Legend (Devil Dog)
Posted on 08/12/2008 6:57:17 PM PDT by Coffee200am
DeWITT COUNTY, Texas -- The legend of a mythical blood-sucking animal roaming South Texas gained new life over the weekend as two DeWitt County sheriff's deputies spotted what they said they believe was the creature.
Video: Chupacabra Caught On Camera?
Cpl. Brandon Riedel was training a new deputy on Friday when he said they saw something running down a dirt path along fence lines.
"You need to record something like this because it's not everyday you find something that looks like this, running around out in the middle of the county," he said.
The short-legged, hairless animal had a long snout that looked like a coyote, Riedel said. But he admitted he wasn't convinced.
"You know, it's just kind of one of those things to hear about and talk about, but to actually see something on video that may actually be a live one, that's pretty amazing," DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky said.
Friday's sighting isn't the first time locals believe they've seen the mythical animal, which is rumored to attack livestock and pets. Stories about the chupacabra go back to the 1990s. And a rancher in 2007 found a dead animal near the town of Cuero that was thought to be a chupacabra. Biologists at Texas State University-San Marcos tested DNA taken from the remains of the animal and found it to be a coyote.
"It's like every good urban legend," Erik McCowan said. "Maybe it's better to just think it is the chupacabra and just leave it at that."
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That was Pelosi out for a run
are there any weight standards for cops?....how in the world could they ever chase a criminal on foot...they’d have a heart attack within 10 secs.....
Canis latrans (Coyote) with mange.
Beware of ANY link that wants to download an upgrade or something.
It took me a reformat and OS re-install, three days of work, to get rid of it!
“Canis latrans (Coyote) with mange.”
Nah, I’ve met Zavesky. He’s just a standard issue politician.
That's exactly what it is. People don't realize how bad and weird animals look when they have severe mange and they have no fur.
I almost bumped into a fox with mange at the barn late one night and for a long few seconds I didn't recognize what the heck that thing was. Poor devil could not have lived long that way.
Hey, didn’t it wash ashore at Montauk? ;’)
I just watched the video...it’s a mangy coyote.
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Really does look very much like a coyote. Ears look a little large, but probably without hair they look bigger. Could even be a coydog (coyote/dog cross). I don’t think they are all that uncommon.
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