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Texas Man Says He Has Mythical Chupacabra
WBALTV.com ^ | Sept 1 2009 | staff reporter

Posted on 09/01/2009 4:09:05 PM PDT by Daffynition

A man living north of San Antonio says he has quite the animal sitting in his freezer -- and it may be a mythical chupacabra.

Jerry Ayer, a teacher at the Blanco Taxidermy School in Blanco, Texas, told TV station KSAT that he's never seen anything like it.

"Different, that’s for sure, very interesting," said Ayer.

The find comes amid a number of strange sightings in the area. The animal is gray in color with leathery, hairless skin and large fangs.

"The front legs seem to be a little bit longer than a typical coyote, very irregular and never seen any that have legs like that," said Ayer.

Similar animals have been spotted across the country and deep in South America.

"I don’t know what to call it, I'll just call it a chupacabra too," Ayer told KSAT.

He said he came across the animal because a former student of his didn't know what it was either and sought advice.

"It got into his cousin's barn and they thought maybe it was a rodent tearing things up, and they had no idea since they’ve never seen it," said Ayer. "He got out some poison, and this is what they got the very next day."

Ayer said he plans to preserve the animal with taxidermy. He also said he hopes a local museum will take it for display so everyone can marvel at the strange animal.

"It’s definitely something I don’t want to throw away,” said Ayer. “I think it will be an interesting mount and a tremendous conversation piece."

The chupacabra myth began not long ago in the 1990s when eyewitnesses claimed to have seen it in Puerto Rico. Farmers there said sheep were found with puncture wounds and were drained of blood. A total of 150 farm animals were reportedly killed by the beast. Since then, sightings have been reported from Chile to Maine.

The mythical beast also found its way into popular culture and television. CNN's Ed Lavandera called the chupacabra the "bigfoot of Latino culture." The animal gets its name from Spanish, chupacabra literally means "goat sucker."

Finds like the one in Blanco have appeared on the History Channel's "Monster Quest," they were subsequently determined to be dogs or coyotes.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; crypto; cryptobiology; godsgravesglyphs
VIDEO at link


1 posted on 09/01/2009 4:09:05 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Tastes like chicken?


2 posted on 09/01/2009 4:09:51 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Mojave

No, according to Cartman, it tastes like @$$!


3 posted on 09/01/2009 4:11:07 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Daffynition

He’s got it stuffed and mounted right next to his Jackalope.


4 posted on 09/01/2009 4:11:25 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: Daffynition; dragonblustar

Crypto ping.

Looks like some sort of mutant deer actually.


5 posted on 09/01/2009 4:12:03 PM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Daffynition
I thought they figured out that these things they were finding were mutant coyotes. Even coyotes shouldn’t drink the water in some neighborhoods.
6 posted on 09/01/2009 4:12:16 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Daffynition

Mangy, hairless coyote ?


7 posted on 09/01/2009 4:12:40 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: Daffynition

It’s a fox with mange and/or other issues.


8 posted on 09/01/2009 4:13:05 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Every fox I’ve known has had issues...


9 posted on 09/01/2009 4:15:00 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 223 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Daffynition
Class lecture on Chupacabra.
10 posted on 09/01/2009 4:15:27 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Mojave

If you said “BACON” ...I’d be interested. ;)


11 posted on 09/01/2009 4:15:51 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Daffynition
Clearly a wingless, baby dragon.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 4:21:33 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Daffynition

Looks like the Taco Bell dog got a little too close to the deep fat fryer.


13 posted on 09/01/2009 4:24:49 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 09/01/2009 4:25:44 PM PDT by Mentos
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To: Mentos

bttt


15 posted on 09/01/2009 4:27:04 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Daffynition

“Ah gots me a dad-gum choopercabbra”, says Texas man.


16 posted on 09/01/2009 4:28:53 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Daffynition

That’s not Chupacabra, it’s Harry Reid.


17 posted on 09/01/2009 4:33:46 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Future Snake Eater
To borrow a quote from the clip:

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh"

18 posted on 09/01/2009 4:37:55 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: dynachrome; Daffynition
"Looks like some sort of mutant deer actually"


19 posted on 09/01/2009 4:38:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Sudetenland; dog breath

20 posted on 09/01/2009 4:39:20 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Daffynition
By Lynn Winthrop

Associated Press 10/12/2004
LUFKIN, Texas -- Local animal experts are having a hard time identifying a strange looking animal killed in Angelina County on Friday -- an animal that looks eerily similar to the as yet unidentified "Elmendorf Beast" killed near San Antonio earlier this year.

ELMENDORF — Forget the chupacabra.

Those mysterious beasts that have been spotted in Texas have nothing to do with the monster of Puerto Rican folklore.

The strange animals are merely common coyotes inflicted with bad cases of mange — very bad cases, according to a Lubbock professor who has spent nearly 20 years studying the skin disease.

The only thing the chupacabra and these sickly coyotes have in common is their horrendous hides.

"We looked at it, and of course it's a mange coyote," said Danny Pence, a professor of parasitology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. "There's no doubt in our minds whatsoever." end snip

About midway down the page


21 posted on 09/01/2009 4:39:30 PM PDT by deport
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To: buwaya; TheThirdRuffian

22 posted on 09/01/2009 4:40:32 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Daffynition

Is it too late to suggest that he see a Doctor and get rid of it?


23 posted on 09/01/2009 4:43:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: SoDak; Justice Department; chae; chargers fan; NellieMae; Rocketwolf68; NCBraveheart; ...
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Thanks, Dragonblustar

24 posted on 09/01/2009 4:44:03 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: dynachrome
Thanks for the heads up!!

Looks like last nights dinner.......

25 posted on 09/01/2009 4:45:15 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: paulycy
MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMIEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee!


26 posted on 09/01/2009 4:56:29 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: JoeProBono
Texas has all the fun.


28 posted on 09/01/2009 4:58:27 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: deport

Thanks deport ... good info!


29 posted on 09/01/2009 5:03:04 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: just4thefax; Cyber Liberty

30 posted on 09/01/2009 5:04:03 PM PDT by Daffynition ("...... we are about to be czarred and fettered." ~ alterum ictum faciam.)
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To: Daffynition

31 posted on 09/01/2009 5:07:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: La Lydia

That’s kinda what I thought. It is what’s left when you skin a Liberal Democrat.


32 posted on 09/01/2009 5:16:19 PM PDT by antidemoncrat (.)
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To: Daffynition; blam

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33 posted on 09/01/2009 5:36:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: antidemoncrat

The article says, “The animal is gray in color with leathery, hairless skin and large fangs.” How could it be anyone else?


34 posted on 09/01/2009 5:45:35 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Mentos

LOL! Very funny graphic.


35 posted on 09/01/2009 5:52:54 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: dragonblustar

Whoops, thanks dragonblustar. My Chupacabra’s strong ‘cause he eats Ken-L-Ration...


36 posted on 09/01/2009 6:01:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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