Skip to comments.Could This Be a Chupacabra? (Homeowner Thinks Animal He Shot Dead Is Mythical Creature)
Posted on 10/11/2011 9:42:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
With its blue hairless body, rounded ears and scarily sharp teeth, this strange creature has been creating quite a stir.
Shot dead by a Mississippi homeowner, it has re-opened the debate as to the very existence of the mythical chupacabra - which is said to hunt livestock by sucking the blood out of animals.
Truitt Barnard, who gunned the beast down in his Simpson County garden after spying it from 130 yards, said: 'Strangest animal I've ever seen. I've been hunting 50 years.
'It had a long face, no hair, red rough hide, his ears were rounded, and had double canines which were 3/4 inch long.
He added: 'I saw the ones [that are said to be chupacabras] in Texas that look identical to it, the pictures are identical to it with the rounded ears and all of it.'
Dubbed the 'Bigfoot of Latin culture', the chupacabras - which means goat sucker in Spanish - have been reportedly seen since 1995.
Popular legend uses the phrase to describe unknown animals that attack livestock, usually goats, and allegedly drink the animal's blood.
Descriptions of them vary from reptilian with spikes or quills on its back to hairless dogs with fangs and claws. But Jackson vet Troy Majure said Mr Barnard's unusual find was probably not the mythical animal.
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Shot dead, huh. As opposed to shot alive?
Looks like a dog.
Looks about like a sick dog to me.
Natural prey is the Jackalope.
I was up in the mountains cutting pines with an hispanic crew about 7000 ft ASL, 30 miles or so from Las Vegas, New Mexico, at about 6:40 in the morning....
Sun not quite up, but enough light to work.... fog everywhere (or clouds, depending on how you count things).....
And then, in the distance, we heard a terrible wailing sound (in truth, a horny elk, I know that sound).
I motioned all to silence their chainsaws, and we strained to listen, and heard it again...
I made lifting motions with my hand and said "Chupacabra.... get to work".
We cut more trees before 9am than I had ever seen. We were off the mountain by noon.
It looks like a dog sick with mange.
It`s a Blue Tick.
Its a Dingo.
A Dingo ate-cha baybee.
Yup, a baby eating Dingo...
Lots of toxins out there for animals to ingest, looks like a very sick hairless mangy dog or coyote. Then again, it could just be a Democrat or something else scary.
That’s an old photo.
Natural prey is the Jackalope.
You’re right. I saw a Jackalope once and it only had one horn. It had broken off in a Chupicabra.
Your goats must be very scared...
Exactly. I am actually quite disappointed - I thought I would be seeing some exotic crypto-beast, but instead it was just some sick dog.
It is a fox with sarcoptic mange. I see them all the time, poor creatures. Better off dead—the homeowner who shot it did it a favor.
My sister and BIL live NW of San Antonio and saw some animal similar to that on their place. It came up their drive alongside some feral hogs.