Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Chupacabra Trapped Outside Maryland Hospital?
KSEE24 ^ | August 16, 2011

Posted on 08/16/2011 6:54:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Workers at Maryland's Prince George's Hospital Center have adopted a mythical creature as their new mascot.

The creature has been spotted in the woods where smokers take breaks since the hospital banned smoking June 1st, but no one knows what the animal is, so they've named it Prince Chupa, after the chupacabras - the legendary cryptid rumored to exist in parts of the Americas and suck the blood of livestock.

"It's a kangaroo, dog, rat mixed," X-ray technician Joe Livermore said. "It's got a rat tail and a head like a deer. I don't know what it is."

People started taking cell phone pictures of the animal and showing them around, but no one knows what it is. "So we decided to trap it," Livermore said.

On Thursday, Livermore lured the animal with chicken and leftover Chinese food and caged it briefly to get a closer look.

"I didn't know what to do with him," Livermore said. "I didn't know what it was. People said it was a fox, a deer, a dog."

After some close-ups, the animal was released. Those pictures haven't led to a confirmation of species yet, either.

Those who've been around Prince Chupa said it's shy, not aggressive and suspect there might be more than one.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; coyote; cryptobiology; fox; mange

1 posted on 08/16/2011 6:54:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv; SilvieWaldorfMD

ping


2 posted on 08/16/2011 6:55:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Mangy coyote.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 6:57:38 PM PDT by ImNotLying
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

“After some close-ups, the animal was released.”

Um, ok.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 6:58:22 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Looks like some poor mutt suffering from advanced mange.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 6:58:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 08/16/2011 7:00:36 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

fox w/ mange
the mange shows open sores on tail & hard spot on legs with no hair. this is what massive flea infestation does prior to mites entering under the skin


7 posted on 08/16/2011 7:06:31 PM PDT by She hits a grand slam tonight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

PG county MD it must be an illegal from Mexico or south only here to pick lettuce so please LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!


8 posted on 08/16/2011 7:07:30 PM PDT by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Definitely a canine with mange. Poor thing. Mange is very uncomfortable for dogs.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 7:09:15 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
That's a mangy,hairless coyote that does not eat carrots.
10 posted on 08/16/2011 7:09:55 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Jackalope


11 posted on 08/16/2011 7:10:56 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4yearlurker

Brazilian Fox


12 posted on 08/16/2011 7:13:22 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: txhurl
Brazilian Fox

Not even close.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 7:19:10 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I’ve done quite a bit of hunting in the past and often see coyotes and foxes now. That’s not a fox, coyote or dog. The legs, ears, and especially, the eyes are wrong. Looks like some kind of rodent, but the eyes are wrong for that, too.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 7:30:55 PM PDT by familyop ("Plan? There ain't no plan!" --Pigkiller, "Beyond Thunderdome")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Fox wiith mange, probably got it off a squirrel prey.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 7:31:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I don’t know about mites, but something has caused some
massive swelling.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 7:32:08 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

What this town needs is a chupacabra ping list.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 7:45:39 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Must be one of those rare and elusive carnivorous deer...
/s
18 posted on 08/16/2011 7:52:58 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Is that the girl from “Modern Family”?

We love her, she’s so sweet and sexy.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 7:53:50 PM PDT by jocon307
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

The first freeze in the Fall should take care of it.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 7:54:16 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

It’s a fox with sarcoptic mange, which is very unpleasant. Poor animal ought to be put to sleep.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 8:00:40 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: familyop

It’s a fox. I live not too far from there. We have a big problem with sarcoptic mange here in Maryland, and the mites live in woodland areas or fields where foxes hunt. There are a lot of foxes close to suburbia now. We had a few sarcoptic mange cases among the foxes at the stable where I ride, and yes, they look just like this.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Chewie?


23 posted on 08/16/2011 8:20:05 PM PDT by NYFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Jeez. Poor animal must be absolutely miserable.


24 posted on 08/16/2011 8:50:27 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ottbmare

You could have been on the news if you grabbed one and cried, “chupacabra!”


25 posted on 08/16/2011 9:24:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: jocon307
Is that the girl from “Modern Family”?

Yup. Sofia Vergara. Mmmmmm.

But, in reality, she's Columbian....not Brazilian. But why split hairs?

26 posted on 08/17/2011 7:54:11 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows
George Noory coast to coast am
27 posted on 08/17/2011 12:48:13 PM PDT by Morgana (I never said one word........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg

Saw this on NBC4.

It’s a sickly fox who has lost its hair.


28 posted on 08/17/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson