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Are Bizarre Canines in Hood County Really Chupacabras?
NBC Dallas ^ | Mon, Jul 12, 2010 | GRANT STINCHFIELD

Posted on 07/13/2010 1:07:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Is the legendary "goat sucker" stalking Hood County? Two strange, coyote-like creatures have been killed with in 10 miles of each other, and locals say the animals could be chupacabras.

Hood County Animal Control Officer Frank Hackett killed the first creature last week. He found it in an old barn. When it growled at him, he put the animal down. "It was ugly, real ugly, I'm not going to tell no lie on that one," he said.

A few days later, a rancher killed a similar creature. Jack Farr, who owns the property where the first coyote-canine-cross was spotted said he thinks more of the strange animals are out there.

"I have heard of a chupacabra before, but I thought it was some sort of mythological thing," he said.

But after seeing firsthand the creature killed on his property, he doesn't know what it was.

"I've seen deer and coyotes," he said. "This had deer ears, big teeth and pinkish skin like nothing I've ever seen before."

Hood County Animal Control sent the animal to Texas A&M for testing. Until DNA tests are returned Doctors at Texas A&M would only say it's some kind of coyote hybrid. When asked if it could be the legendary and very elusive El Chupacabra, Hacket said, "I don't know about that one. I'm going to wait for the facts to come in. All I know is, it wasn't normal."


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; chupacabras; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; dogs; elchupacabra; goatsucker; michelleobama; napl; texas

1 posted on 07/13/2010 1:07:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Poochacabra, dog of legend.


2 posted on 07/13/2010 1:10:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mange?


3 posted on 07/13/2010 1:12:18 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: nickcarraway
Coyotes with terminal cases of mange.
4 posted on 07/13/2010 1:14:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re coming here to do the jobs American coyotes won’t do.


5 posted on 07/13/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: nickcarraway
"goat sucker"

Around here we just call them muslims.
6 posted on 07/13/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nickcarraway

Canine, with severe demodectic mange.


7 posted on 07/13/2010 1:17:58 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s the MISSING LINK in the chain between vertebrates with hair, and vertebrates with no hair.


8 posted on 07/13/2010 1:18:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Darksheare; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Poochacabras are just the latest trendy crossbreed.


9 posted on 07/13/2010 1:20:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: nickcarraway

Now there's a shot for the family album.

10 posted on 07/13/2010 1:23:17 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: saganite

That is my thought.


11 posted on 07/13/2010 1:30:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

One of these was found near San Antonio. Testing did determine it was a coyote with mange. Suspect these will be too.


12 posted on 07/13/2010 1:42:25 PM PDT by TStro
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To: nickcarraway

I blame global warming. In the old days, silly season didn’t start until August.


13 posted on 07/13/2010 1:49:21 PM PDT by Grut
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To: a fool in paradise; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
Just gotta keep them away from anyone named Katherine Earle.
14 posted on 07/13/2010 1:58:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: TStro

With possibly some of the odder ones turning out to have some domestic dog DNA as well.


15 posted on 07/13/2010 2:02:14 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: JennysCool

It needs to be in black & white


16 posted on 07/13/2010 2:04:03 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Darksheare

Woman Accused Of Naked Dog Wrestling
Friend Says Woman Has Been Acting Strangely Recently

UPDATED: 11:42 am EST March 4, 2005

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 40-year-old woman described as a transient was jailed in Grand Junction — accused of jumping a fence to wrestle naked with a dog.
An arrest affidavit indicated that Katherine Earle scaled the four-foot fence just before midnight Tuesday, then stripped in order to wrestle with the male Labrador retriever-blue heeler mix.

Residents of the home awoke from the noise and called police.

Responding officers said Earle told them she was having sex with the dog, and that she does it all the time. The dog’s owner, Six Starr, said that Earle has been friendly with the dog, but that Earle has been acting strangely for the past six months.


17 posted on 07/13/2010 2:11:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 07/13/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: dragonblustar

crypto ping.

Looks like barbecue time?


19 posted on 07/13/2010 2:24:32 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Darksheare
“Wrestling” with the dog...

Naked...

Uh...yeah, that's what she was doing. “Wrestling”...

20 posted on 07/13/2010 5:39:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

*snicker*


21 posted on 07/13/2010 5:47:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Are Bizarre Canines in Hood County Really Chupacabras?

No.


22 posted on 07/13/2010 6:24:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway
"All I know is, it wasn't normal."



Boy howdy...if I had a dollar ever time I heard that one...

23 posted on 07/13/2010 6:47:19 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tax-chick; Xenalyte
The dog’s owner, Six Starr, said that Earle has been friendly with the dog, but that Earle has been acting strangely for the past six months.

One for your ping list for sure.

24 posted on 07/13/2010 6:48:40 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Agree with S&A: El Chupacabra? No.

A very skinny, mangey Great Dane or Dane-cross is my best guess, after saving & blowing up the picture.


25 posted on 07/13/2010 7:36:37 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Yep, just some poor, sick canine. Probably a mercy to put the thing down.


26 posted on 07/13/2010 9:09:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Why is this man smiling? That poor dog...


27 posted on 07/14/2010 4:55:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: cripplecreek
Around here we just call them muslims.

No, he said 'sucker' with an 's'.

28 posted on 07/14/2010 5:17:51 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

There was another story about this here in San Antonio, but the pictured dog looked like a Xolo.

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Chupacabras-Mysterious-creatures-killed-in-Texas/YMYc1PyfZ0imSLKAP7IX4w.cspx

How sad that Animal Control is so uneducated they can’t help but accept the possibility that a mange-ridden or bred-to-be hairless dog could be a mythical creature! These are probably the same officers that call every mutt they come across a lab or shepherd mix, even when they look like chows, pit bulls, etc. Sad state of affairs when the people we rely on to identify breeds, provide a safe place for pets, and adopt to the right people can’t even do the simplest of tasks related to their very jobs.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 10:40:37 AM PDT by solosmoke
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To: solosmoke

Sometimes I despair for the human race.


30 posted on 07/14/2010 12:12:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cll

ping


31 posted on 07/14/2010 6:41:13 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: nickcarraway
It's beer...

32 posted on 07/15/2010 1:05:39 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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