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Is the 'Texas Blue Dog' a Chupacabra? (Photo)
Gather ^ | February 23, 2012 | Tom Rose

Posted on 02/23/2012 9:27:17 PM PST by nickcarraway

A stuffed and mounted dog with blue skin and eyes may revive the legend of the Chupacabra in the Southwest after the myth was largely debunked last year as merely coyotes with a severe case of mange.

But an extremely scholarly, investigative report by amateur cryptozoology student Jon Downes raises new questions about the legend and breathes new life into the myth.

The findings? Apparently there is a heretofore unknown species of wolf hiding in the vast wildernesses which still exist in Texas. Both of a red and blue variety, the cryptid creatures exhibit many of the features long attributed to the mythical canine-like animal spotted, filmed and examined in the Southwest and Mexico.

This photo of a stuffed example, now residing as a fireplace trophy in a remote Texas home, has baffled biologists and caused new investigation into the phenomenon. Is a Finding Bigfoot kind of reality TV series the next step in the hunt?

It would certainly get great ratings and revitalize the debate over what many witnesses insist is no mangy dog or coyote.

Anyone from the Discovery Channel reading this? Get a camera crew together and head out to the wilds of Texas. Chupacabra Lives!


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: chupacabra; cruptozoology; texas

The blue dog stuffed and mounted in Dr Phyllis Canion's fireplace







a href="http://www.forteantimes.com/features/fbi/6298/texas_blue_dogs.html">Texas Blue Dogs

1 posted on 02/23/2012 9:27:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like a greyhound to me who has been dead for quite a while.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 9:29:59 PM PST by U-238
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To: nickcarraway

Wait ‘til he sees my jackalope.


3 posted on 02/23/2012 9:34:15 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: U-238

not

Greyhounds have a much much bigger chest.


4 posted on 02/23/2012 9:34:33 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

Well, It looks like a grehound who was left out side and is inebriated


5 posted on 02/23/2012 9:35:58 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238

Yup. And a really sad example of one.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 9:36:15 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: nickcarraway

Kind of looks like a greyhound that is starving to death.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 9:37:00 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: U-238
Looks like me, crawling to the bathroom, January 2nd.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/23/2012 9:37:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL


9 posted on 02/23/2012 9:38:20 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238
Except I'm not that cute.

/johnny

10 posted on 02/23/2012 9:39:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

For those seriously curious about strange creatures lurking about, see Weird Wisconsin, compiled by Linda S. Godfrey and Richard D.Hendricks, Publ. by Sterling Publ. Co., Inc. - 387 Park Avenue south, New York NY 10016.
(The names Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran also are associated with publishing of this tome, seemingly with the 2005 edition).


11 posted on 02/23/2012 9:41:44 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: humblegunner

Waiting for pics of this in yer trap...


12 posted on 02/23/2012 9:52:50 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: nickcarraway

Just, wow!


13 posted on 02/23/2012 9:53:19 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: nickcarraway

Why on earth would you want that stuffed and mounted anywhere? Looks like a starved dog.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 9:54:31 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: nickcarraway

Helen Thomas sure gets around for an old gal, doesn’t she?


15 posted on 02/23/2012 10:21:15 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

“Is the Texas Blue Dog a Chupacabra?”

The Washington DC species sure is!


16 posted on 02/23/2012 10:54:24 PM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: nickcarraway

To me, it looks like a hungry dog, maybe with a bit of coyote mixed in. It would be nice if they stuffed him in a natural pose, so we could get an accurate picture, rather than that contorted posture designed to freak people out.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 11:16:24 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

It doesn’t matter what it is, if the Demonrats put it on the ticket they’ll vote for it.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 1:05:41 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: nickcarraway

That is no animal! It a Hollywood gold-digger, long past her prime, and going bald.

Look at the overly bright, glowing, blue colored contact lenses, if you don’t believe me.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 3:47:54 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: nickcarraway
A Chupacabra is just a blue dog with a 1% patch ...


20 posted on 02/24/2012 5:18:40 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks a bit like a Tasmanian tiger.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 6:33:03 AM PST by JosephW (Mohammad Lied, People die!)
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