Skip to comments.Texas Man Says He Has Mythical Chupacabra
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, thats 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 dont 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 theyve 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.
"Its definitely something I dont 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.
Tastes like chicken?
No, according to Cartman, it tastes like @$$!
He’s got it stuffed and mounted right next to his Jackalope.
Looks like some sort of mutant deer actually.
Mangy, hairless coyote ?
It’s a fox with mange and/or other issues.
Every fox I’ve known has had issues...
If you said “BACON” ...I’d be interested. ;)
Looks like the Taco Bell dog got a little too close to the deep fat fryer.
“Ah gots me a dad-gum choopercabbra”, says Texas man.
That’s not Chupacabra, it’s Harry Reid.
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.
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
Is it too late to suggest that he see a Doctor and get rid of it?
Looks like last nights dinner.......
Thanks deport ... good info!
That’s kinda what I thought. It is what’s left when you skin a Liberal Democrat.
Thanks Daffynition. Looks like a dead doggie of some sort. :')
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The article says, “The animal is gray in color with leathery, hairless skin and large fangs.” How could it be anyone else?
LOL! Very funny graphic.
Whoops, thanks dragonblustar. My Chupacabra’s strong ‘cause he eats Ken-L-Ration...